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Charlotte, NC - A new study released this week revealed that immigration in North Carolina is trending away from being mostly hispanics and towards more Koreans, Filipinos, Indians and Vietnamese.

The study also revealed that, for the most part, these new immigrants are having a positive impact on the economy.

Queen City Nails owner Nghia Nguyn is money-making proof of that. He immigrated here from Vietnam 20 years ago, and has been running Queen City Nails for three years. He says business is good.

He also says his favorite part about living and working here is the diversity in the city. In addition, he's proud of the fact that he's been able to create jobs even during the economic downturn.

His daughter Diamond, who works at the salon, agrees that Charlotte's melting pot qualities make it appealing. She says it's rare to meet people that were born and raised here, but she thinks that's "kind of cool".
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