Global Detroit Blog
Read below for updates to Global Detroit and immigrant news affecting Metro-Detroit.
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 [...]
Leaving our silos: Collaboration becomes the theme of Global Detroit’s third Welcome Mat Funding Workshop
Collaboration has become one of those words. One of those words that gets thrown around and tacked onto PowerPoint slides. But collaboration is more than just a buzz word. As emphasized Wednesday by three panelists at Global Detroit’s third workshop in the Welcome Mat Funding [...]
At Tech Town on May 10th, America21 Co-founder and jack of many trades, Johnathan Holifield, stood in front of a room of Detroit leaders, preaching the importance of “Inclusive Competitiveness” as a vital element for Detroit’s resurgence in the new economy. At the beginning of [...]
Global Detroit has initiated a conversation in our region and state about being welcoming to immigrants and international talent as a means to spark economic growth that will impact the entire region, especially in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of the new [...]
Title: Launch of Welcoming Michigan CampaignLocation: Rivard Plaza (1340 East Atwater Street, Detroit)Link out: Click hereDescription: The Michigan Immigrant Rights Center is pleased to announce our new immigrant integration initiative, Welcoming Michigan — a statewide grassroots effort that aims to build mutual respect and cooperation [...]
Title: Inclusive Competitiveness: Connecting Blacks and Latinos to the New Economy Location: Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center (311 East Grand River, Detroit) Description: Imagine our future if we encouraged robust participation insuring success of the African-American and Latino communities in the new economy. With extensive [...]
Title: Global Detroit Welcome Mat Fundraising Workshop #3: Meet the FundersLocation: International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (111 E. Kirby)Description: The Global Detroit Welcome Mat brings you Part 3 in our fundraising workshops. At this session, you’ll have the chance to interact with funders and hear [...]
Title: Welcome Mat Fundraising Workshop #2: Speed Networking Location: International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (111 E. Kirby) Description: Foundations continue to push for collaborative funding proposals. This unique workshop allows attendees to network with fellow participants and brainstorm about the possibility of collaborative funding opportunities. [...]
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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