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By James Eng, NBC News Re-posted from NBCnews.com Baltimore, Md.’s population Baltimore’s population has decreased by one-third since its peak in 1950. Baltimore is trying to stem a population decline by putting out the welcome mat for immigrants. Maryland’s “Charm City” is among a [...]
In the event of apocalypse, head to 111 E. Kirby Street. Sitting just across the street from the DIA lays the bustling mini-metropolis of the International Institute of Metro Detroit. Foreign language instruction, legal counseling, dance classes, job training and placement, summer camps, immigrant referrals, [...]
Global Detroit and IMPRINT invite you to a free webinar… How to Tap into Skilled Immigrant Talent: An Economic Development Strategy Wednesday July 25th, 2012 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern 12:30-1:00 p.m. Central Join Global Detroit and IMPRINT: Immigrant Professional Integration as they discuss recommendations to bring [...]
Title: Geography of H-1B Workers Location: Everywhere! Live webcast available on Brookings website Description: This year, it took only ten weeks for employers to reach the nation’s overall cap on the H-1B visas they need to hire highly skilled immigrant workers—three times faster than [...]
s Where in Detroit can you order both Indian chicken curry and pesto pizza? Starting this week, Global Detroit will be releasing a series of stories as a part of our “Spotlight Project.” Each story will highlight an organization working to internationalize the Southeast Michigan [...]
Re-posted from the St. Louis International Institute Newsletter. On June 19, several hundred St. Louisans gathered to hear the results of a recent study of the economic impact of immigration in St. Louis. The study, funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation, has been published [...]
Title: Detroit Harmonie and COLORS Kick off Monthly “Taste the World Dinner” with Caribbean FlavorLocation: COLORS Restaurant (311 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI)Link out: Click hereDescription: Cuisine. Community. Conversation. Detroit Harmonie and COLORS are excited to bring monthly Taste the World Dinners to Detroit. Each [...]
Last week, the US officially hit its cap for giving out H1-B visas—The cap for 2013. H1-B visas allow American employers to temporarily hire foreign workers for jobs that require specialty training. The U.S. dramatically reduced the cap on new H1-B visas in 2003 from [...]
The salutary effects of immigrant populations on economic growth and community revitalization make supporting immigrant welcoming policies and practices a “no-brainer.” However, fear and certain key misconceptions prevent us from reaping the benefits of immigrants on our economy. If we are to rebuild our economies [...]
For the past several months Global Detroit, in partnership with Southwest Housing Solutions, has been developing ProsperUS Detroit, a place-based entrepreneurship training and microlending program. Different from other entrepreneur training programs in Detroit, ProsperUS partners with community-based organizations to find untapped talent in neighborhoods, hosts [...]
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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