Global Detroit Blog
Read below for updates to Global Detroit and immigrant news affecting Metro-Detroit.
“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 [...]
By Alistair Kiyingi 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 [...]
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 [...]
Global Detroit was recently highlighted in the NEI Annual Report for our work to connect international talent to Detroit’s innovation community. Our research to shows that immigrants are strong contributors to economic growth and prosperity and that our message is changing perceptions and attitudes in [...]
On April 3 the government started taking applications from employers for H1-B visas, setting off the mad annual rush again. The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty [...]
Michigan’s workforce is rapidly aging and retiring. Half of the job openings expected in the next decade are anticipated to be part of the “middle skills” category—jobs that require training beyond a high school diploma, but require less than a four-year college degree. These jobs [...]
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