GTCN Resources Hub

As members of the Global Talent Chamber Network or as attendees of the Council’s annual chamber convening, chamber leaders have access to online resources and toolkits that highlight how chambers of commerce are approaching immigrant integration and advocacy work in communities across the country. Here you will find best practice toolkits, research, and advocacy materials to help you craft your immigration policy approach.

New resources will be added periodically. For questions or additional support, email a member of the Council Team or [email protected].

Issue Area Toolkits

Brain Waste


International Students

Multi-Sector Plans

Letters and Statements

Texans for Economic Growth Urges Action on Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

60 Chambers of Commerce Call on Congress to Protect DACA and TPS

GTCN Open Letter to Congress on DACA

California REAL Coalition Pass the Dream Act Letter

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Press Release on DACA

State-level Advocacy and Resources

Compacts on Immigration:

Business Coalitions:

  • Colorado Business Coalition for Immigration Solutions (CBCIS): a coalition of more than 45 Colorado businesses, industry, and trade organizations focused on making the economic and business case for a modernized immigration system.
  • Ohio Business for Immigration Solutions (OBIS): a coalition of more than 75 businesses, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and economic development groups that believe modernizing our immigration system is critically important for the growth of Ohio’s economy.
  • Texans for Economic Growth (TEG): a coalition of more than 120 prominent Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing and supporting the positive impact immigrants have on the Texas economy.

The Contributions of New Americans by State

Examining the Contributions of the DACA-Eligible Population in Key States

State-by-State Fact Sheets (Center for American Progress)

Fly-In and Advocacy Talking Points

Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Economic Benefits of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Immigrant Entrepreneurship on Startups and Innovation

Economic Benefits of Temporary Protected Status

Additional Data and Resources

Guide for Employers What to Do if Immigration Comes to your Workplace  (National Immigration Law Center)

Preparing for Immigration Raids: Know Your Rights information for Employers and their Employees (ABIC)

Chamber leadership in Gateway for Growth Challenge

What talents and skills do today’s legal immigrants bring?

Cities and Counties Stand to Benefit from the American Dream and Promise Act (Center for American Progress)

Interactive Map: American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (Center for American Progress)

Employment Visas Factsheet

Chamber-Led Strategic Plans

Strengthening the Workforce by Welcoming Immigrant Contributions: Facts and Strategies (Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Global DSM: International Talent Strategy Recommendations (Greater Des Moines Partnership)

The New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan ( Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Welcoming San Diego (The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce)


New Survey Findings: Messaging Immigration in a Challenging Environment (New American Economy)

Untapped Talent: Opportunities for Local Partners to Engage the Immigrant Workforce (New American Economy, Halifax Partnership, and Voxy)

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