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Economic Vitality

Paying Forward the American Dream

When Igor Furman arrived in Minneapolis in January 1951 at the age of four, he and his parents spoke no English, had no money, and didn’t know a soul. His parents had met in a displaced persons’ camp in Germany after losing both of their families during WWII. They got married, had a baby, and waited patiently to be sent to America.

Upon their arrival, the Furmans settled in North Minneapolis. Igor graduated from North High, joined the Army, and eventually had the unlikely opportunity to purchase a floundering credit and collection company.

Hear Igor’s inspiring Minneapolis story.

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