Global Detroit Blog
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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 [...]
Where will you find a new commemoration of a global gateway for immigrants? Starting this weekend, the City of Hamtramck (“the world in two square miles”) will display its global diversity at the Hamtramck Historical Museum. In fact, with over 40% of its residents born [...]
Ask any economic developer or business leader in America to name their top imperative these days and, inevitably, they will rank talent as one of their top concerns. Talent strategies abound—placemaking, overhauling the public education system, attracting “boomerangers” (locally-born and raised talent who have fled [...]
For the last two and a half years, Engagement Specialist Md Abdul Muhit has been the anchor of Global Detroit’s outreach strategy in the Banglatown neighborhood of Detroit, leading teams that have engaged ethnic business owners, knocking hundreds of doors to help residents prevent tax [...]
“I love the community participation – the community of women.” Over the past month, more than thirty women and girls gathered around red onion skins, dried eucalyptus leaves and buckets of indigo dye to collaborate and create together. The results: beautifully printed silk scarves and [...]
On Thursday May 3 Global Detroit held a workshop attended by over 60 local residents who came to learn about starting and growing a small business in the Banglatown community straddling Detroit and Hamtramck. A similar event held last fall resulted in three attendees receiving [...]
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