DFW International's 2010 Progress Report

For immediate release
February 9, 2009
Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance

Press conference for new report by DFW Int'l - TWO HUNDRED TWENTY SIX Languages Spoken in the DFW Metroplex

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010
Press Conference
Flag Room, Dallas City Hall
10:00 am

On Feb. 9 DFW International Community Alliance will release their 2010 report in a press conference in Dallas City Hall: DFW International's 2010 Progress Report: a new and exciting image for North Texas.
Speakers will include: Mayor Carrie Gordon of Balch Springs; Amir Omar, Richardson City Councilman; Isaac Lasky, US Census; Suzanne Chen, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce; Arturo Cuellar, Instituto de Mexicanos en el Exterior; Betru Gebregziabher, African Leadership Council; Anne Marie Weiss-Armush.

The report will present 43 pages of new data and graphics that indicate the growth of international populations in the 37 metropolitan cities.

Did you know
that in 32% of our region's homes English is not the language spoken?
that 226 languages are used in the North Texas area and that more than a third of those languages reflect African cultures?
that in Irving, Dallas, and Garland the percent of residents that do not speak English at home is above 40%?
that over one million New Americans moved to the metroplex during the past ten years?
that 44% of DFW residents are New Americans ?
that Plano is the city with the largest Asian presence?
that Irving is the city with the largest percentage of internationals?
that Farmers Branch is the city with the largest percentage of Latino residents?

The list of languages spoken in the metroplex is updated daily and can be viewed here:http://www.dfwinternational.org/demographics/languages.

The complete report will be released online today, Feb. 8 at 5pm here:http://www.dfwinternational.org/resource_center/.