Program in Des Moines to Focus on Pro-Growth Immigration Strategies, New Paper by Leading Economist

Press Release
Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Concord Coalition will present a new paper on pro-growth immigration strategies and a talk by its author, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Wednesday morning, May 29, at the Drake University Law School in Des Moines.

Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, previously served as director of the Congressional Budget Office and as chief economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2001 and 2002.

The new paper, entitled “Building a Pro-Growth Legal Immigration System,” is part of a Concord Coalition project on economic growth and fiscal responsibility.

Other speakers at the program will be Jacqueline Varas, director of immigration and trade policy at the American Action Forum; Jeff Fox, chairman and CEO of Harbour Group, and Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director.

The program, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will be free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

Media contact: David Oman, senior adviser with Concord, at [email protected] or (515) 669-9967.

WHAT: Presentation and discussion of a new paper on pro-growth immigration strategies.

WHO:   Douglas Holtz-Eakin,  Jacqueline Varas, Jeff Fox and Robert L. Bixby will speak

WHEN: 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29

WHERE: Drake University Law School

               Cartwright Hall, Room 206

               2507 University Ave.

               Des Moines, IA 50309

RSVP at this Link with our Co-Sponsor, The Greater Des Moines Partnership