The St. Louis County Economic Council is putting the focus on the connection between immigration and innovation in 2012. Tuesday, the agency hosted a panel discussion at the in Creve Coeur ahead of the release of a report on what immigration means for the economic future of the St. Louis region.
The Danforth Center itself was a fitting venue for the event, as the facility boasts of having scientists from more than 20 countries on the site.
As you'll see in our Storify coverage curated on this page, panelists argued for getting past divisive debates that tend to surround immigration and focus on bringing new people and new energy to the region.
Part of that is letting go of the age-old "where did you go to high school?" question, panelists said.