Salt Lake County and Louisville Metro Government Announced as Certified Welcoming

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<“As more and more communities look to distinguish themselves as inclusive places for people of all backgrounds, Certified Welcoming helps consumers and investors identify those places whose policies and culture truly align with their values. We congratulate Louisville, Kentucky and Salt Lake County, Utah on their leadership in becoming Certified Welcoming, and on their work every day to make their communities more welcoming places for everyone who calls them home, including immigrants and refugees,” said Rachel Peric, Executive Director of Welcoming America.



significant contributions to local economies and neighborhoods across the United States, and immigrant-owned businesses employ nearly six million workers nationally. Immigrants-owned businesses also play an outsize role in revitalizing neighborhoods through entrepreneurship, reversing population decline, and homeownership.


Welcoming Standard that covers community investments from education to economic development to civic engagement.


set by ISEAL. A pre-assessment tool is available to help communities decide if they are ready to become Certified Welcoming.


Explore the Welcoming Standard.


We provide a roadmap and support for places to reduce barriers to full participation and build bridges between immigrants and long-time residents through direct contact and dialogue. Welcoming America believes that all people, including immigrants and refugees, are valued contributors who are vital to our shared future.