Brewing Up Some Business For Texas

Without the immigration reform bill, Belgian-born beermaker Pierre Celis, 66, would probably never have launched his new brewery near Austin. By his estimate, the Celis Brewery should cost $7.5 million before the first pale beer starts to flow, a sum he says he would not have invested without the assurance that he could stay in the U.S. to supervise the business.

If the project lives up to Celis' expectations, he could be a model of how the new law can help the U.S. economy. The plan is to use American ingredients to produce a Belgian-style white beer that will compete with...

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