Global Detroit Blog
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Michigan’s workforce is rapidly aging and retiring. Half of the job openings expected in the next decade are anticipated to be part of the “middle skills” category—jobs that require training beyond a high school diploma, but require less than a four-year college degree. These jobs [...]
New Americans bring entrepreneurial energy into the local communities that sparks economic growth. Welcoming cities capitalize on this by reducing the barriers for immigrants: helping to demystify regulatory barriers and financing structures, providing technical assistance and access to lending and micro-lending services, and addressing the [...]
New American Economy and Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition Release Important Research on The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region 2017 has been a difficult year. Much of the year has been spent listening to endless analyses and prognostications about how angry [...]
Yasir Ibrahim came to Detroit in 2008 fleeing persecution and ethnic violence ravaging Iraq. He quickly found work as a clerk in a dollar store stocking shelves, cleaning up, and tackling any task that would help him build a good life for himself in America, [...]
Global Detroit was honored last week to be recognized with the Small Business Champion Award from TechTown last week. Recognizing our contribution to working with immigrant entrepreneurs who are revitalizing neighborhoods and diversifying the business ecosystem in Detroit, Global Detroit received the award alongside other [...]
A diverse crowd of nearly 100 joined Global Detroit at our Second Annual Event to celebrate immigration innovation and award leaders who demonstrate the truly broad, inclusive nature of Global Detroit’s work and impact. Located at the beautiful home of Harold and Mary Ellen Gurewitz [...]
On September 15, Global Detroit, in partnership with the East Davison Village neighborhood group, hosted a neighborhood cleanup. Volunteers from the community, Global Detroit, and Wayne County Community College were able to clear an alleyway to improve resident safety. Residents in the area recently [...]
As President Trump completes his sixth month in office, one area that has been deeply impacted by his Administration has been refugee resettlement. Tied to his so-called Muslim travel ban, President Trump has sought to block refugee resettlement for 120 days and cap the number [...]
Last week, Global Detroit joined with the Michigan Economic Center in releasing Michigan: We Are All Migrants Here, one of the first reports in America to analyze the local economic costs of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and how they impact Michigan. Immigration has dominated local and national news of [...]
Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Detroit is committed to strengthening communities and service capacity by broadening access to and knowledge of services and resources, fostering a welcoming atmosphere for all, and building capacity of immigrant service providers. In addition to one of the nation’s largest online [...]
Global Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that revitalizes Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world to make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment as a means to produce jobs and regional economic growth.
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