Global Detroit Blog
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By Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director With the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation, Global Detroit partnered with goodgood, an interdisciplinary design firm, to weave professional design and design-oriented thinking throughout a resident-centered engagement and planning process in Banglatown, [...]
At the corner of Scotten and Branden in Southwest Detroit, the remains of once vibrant tomato and bell pepper plants recently weathered their first frost. This new community garden is the result of collaboration and a community’s collective effort to get to know its neighbors. [...]
International students represent the world’s most valuable economic asset: high-skilled STEM talent. The race to attract and hire this talent is more competitive than ever, but current U.S. immigration laws create misunderstanding and myths about employment of this talent, and cloud the benefits of doing [...]
By Steve Tobocman “Human capital is the ultimate capital,” notes Demetri Papademetriou, Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based think tank dedicated exclusively to the study of international migration. On December 7, MPI unveiled groundbreaking research in a [...]
In 2009, Michigan’s economy was in the midst of intense crisis: unemployment was at an all-time high of 15.3 percent, our population was on a steep decline, the auto bailout was on the horizon, and the city would soon be entering bankruptcy. Thanks to some [...]
While media stories over the last few years have understandably chronicled the intense redevelopment of downtown and Midtown Detroit—including stories on just about every single retail opening and corporate move—immigrants have quietly been helping to stabilize and revitalize key neighborhoods in Detroit. Global Detroit’s recent [...]
Immigrants in Michigan start businesses at three times the rate of U.S.-born residents despite major hurdles in their entrepreneurial efforts. These businesses, such as Rocket Fiber, Norma G’s, Kyyba and Guadalajara, provide jobs for our neighbors and build our economy. The immigrants that launched them [...]
Today, the Partnership for a New American Economy released an unprecedented amount of statewide data about immigrants and their impacts on the economy in all 50 states. While much of the data in today’s Michigan report will be familiar to those who have read the [...]
On Thursday, July 21st, President Obama hosted his first-ever Eid al-Fitr celebration (which marks the end of Ramadan) at the White House. He was joined by Muslim American leaders from across the country. The President highlighted the many contributions Muslim Americans have made for centuries [...]
Earlier this month, Global Detroit was honored to host a group of 25 Fellows from the Young African Leaders Initiative, a national effort to help rising African business and civic leaders connect with American businesses and leaders. We were invited to organize a discussion of the immigrant welcoming [...]
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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