Tulsa is implementing a welcoming and inclusion strategy for its growing immigrant population. In 2016, the City of Tulsa was chosen to be a part of the Gateways for Growth Challenge to develop a plan for welcoming and integrating immigrants. New American Economy and the city published a research report highlighting how immigrants contributed $3.8 million to the region's economic output in 2015 and play an outsize role in Tulsa's key industries, such as construction, tourism, and hospitality. The study informed the New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan, which includes policy goals to improve the lives of immigrants, such as increased civic engagement and access to education and health care. The plan also includes a program to increase naturalization of the estimated 10,000 immigrants in Tulsa who qualify for citizenship by assisting with application costs and providing training for the citizenship test. The plan began implementation in 2019 and will be completed by the end of 2020. Read more.