Global Detroit Blog
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Last week, during national Welcoming Week, Global Detroit paused to celebrate its eighth year of programming, to honor some deserving immigrant entrepreneurs and champions, and to celebrate Detroit’s Top Ten status in the first-ever New American Economy Cities Index ranking America’s 100 largest cities for [...]
“If a 14-year-old kid can move from a war-torn country and figure out a way to start a number of companies that are successful, then anyone can do it – both immigrants and U.S. born,” exclaimed Edi Demaj, co-founder of Rocket Fiber, a multi-million dollar [...]
“It came to a point where corporate life had become mundane, and the urge for entrepreneurship was always there,” said Kyyba founder Tel Ganesan. His brother Thiru also caught the entrepreneurial bug, after moving from India to work on Y2K in the U.S. The two [...]
In a recent speech to the Lansing Regional Chamber Economic Club, Glenn Stevens, Executive Director of MICHauto and the Detroit Regional Chamber’s vice president of automotive and mobility initiatives, said, “I work in the economic development space, particularly with our automotive and mobility industries in [...]
Upon entering Everyday Super Discounts in Hamtramck, the friendly atmosphere in the crowded little store is immediately felt. Asked about his store’s success and its impact on the community, the owner’s response is, “Customers see my behavior as a shop keeper. When they need more [...]
When you walk down Junction Street in Southwest Detroit, you can’t fail to notice a baronial building on the street. This building is home to Pollo Chapin (literally meaning Guatemalan chicken as “chapin” is what Guatemalans call each other), a Guatemalan-food-inspired restaurant. Opened in 2008, [...]
Millie Chu Global Detroit is happy to announce our newest staff member, Millie Chu. As Director of Startups and STEM Talent, Millie will be leading the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (Global EIR) initiative to enhance the talent pool of startup founders, attract dynamic startups to the region, [...]
“One of the things we notice being immigrants here in the United States [is that] there are conversations about us without involving us in the conversations. People normally tell us what’s best for us instead of asking us what we think is the best for [...]
Five years after writing the Guide to Immigrant Economic Development, Welcoming America and Global Detroit have teamed up to produce the Welcoming Economies Playbook. On a webinar hosted by Welcoming America last week, Sloan Herrick, Global Detroit’s Deputy Director spoke to the growth that we [...]
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