Economic benefits

  • Expands labour and skill availability
  • Grows the economy as more goods and services are required
  • Expands the local consumption market through increased spending (multiplier effect)
  • Generates jobs
  • Encourages investment
  • Increases the tax and revenue base
  • Increases tourism (visiting friends and relatives)
  • Brings diversity, new skills, knowledge, ideas and innovation
  • Encourages chain migration
  • Creates global connections.

Last updated: 19 July 2019

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