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17 Ways To Say Hello

17 Ways To Say Hello

Today posters with “Hello” in 17 different languages are going up on Metro buses and trains.  The “Post Dispatch” reports it's all part of Welcoming Week, a nationwide event to highlight the contributions of the foreign-born population.  Betsy Cohen St. Louis Mosaic Project director says, “Our foreign-born population is more likely to start business than our native-born population, more business means economic growth.”  Politicians agree as well, with Mayor Slay saying it was necessary for our regional enterprises to compete effectively in global markets while St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley agreed adding, “We want to be more diverse and see things from different points of view”. The International Institute of St. Louis helped translate the greeting for the signs.

 

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