Global Detroit Blog
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By Steve Tobocman On Wednesday, May 20th the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network convened some 20 leaders representing 9 of the nation’s major land banks (or their equivalents), as well as representatives from the Partnership for a New American Economy and the Legacy Cities Partnership [...]
By Steve Tobocman Politicians are apt to hold press conferences for projects that announce even a few hundred jobs. Can you imagine the headline for a government action that produced 15,000 jobs that paid salaries ranging from $60,000 to even $100,000? Research from the Partnership [...]
By Steve Tobocman H-1B Visa Cap Denies Area Employers Critical Talent to Grow Businesses Global Detroit, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Michigan Office for New Americans, Ann Arbor SPARK, MichBio, and other business and economic leaders joined similar groups across the Rust Belt in highlighting [...]
Global Detroit routinely highlights community partners that are working to provide skills to our target populations, including those with limited English proficiency (LEP), immigrants, and refugees. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) approved the launch of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion of SE Michigan (AEI [...]
On Monday, January 25th, a team of 9 community leaders from Cincinnati from diverse fields visited Detroit as part of the WE Global Network’s city-to-city visit program. The purpose of the WE Global Network’s city-to-city visits is to enable local immigrant economic development organizations in the Rust Belt [...]
This coming May marks the fifth anniversary of the release of the Global Detroit Study! Can you believe it has been that long? Maybe, we need a celebration or some time to reflect upon all of the immigrant economic development and welcoming programs, infrastructure, and [...]
On February 3, the State of Michigan, Metro Detroit, the city, and Global Detroit lost a great friend and champion of diversity. Dan Krichbaum, the long-time director of what is now the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity Inclusion (formerly NCCJ), former chief of staff to Governor [...]
Sign-up and stay informed! Many people are excited about President Obama’s executive order for administrative relief, but some don’t what it means, who if affects, and how it might affect them, their friends or family. The assumption is often made that only undocumented immigrants benefit [...]
Every year, the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy at the University of Michigan schedules an Integrated Policy Exercise course (IPE) as a requirement for all first-year masters level students. The IPE course focuses on a real-world current or potential policy issue. This year, [...]
From the Director: New Study Highlights Need for Immigrant Inclusion in Revitalization of Detroit’s Commercial Corridors
By Steve Tobocman This past week, the Fiscal Policy Institute, in conjunction with the America’s Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) released groundbreaking new research about the importance and prevalence of America’s immigrants in building and sustaining Main Street commercial retail businesses. While only [...]
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