Global Detroit Blog
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In 2009, Michigan’s economy was in the midst of intense crisis: unemployment was at an all-time high of 15.3 percent, our population was on a steep decline, the auto bailout was on the horizon, and the city would soon be entering bankruptcy. Thanks to some [...]
While media stories over the last few years have understandably chronicled the intense redevelopment of downtown and Midtown Detroit—including stories on just about every single retail opening and corporate move—immigrants have quietly been helping to stabilize and revitalize key neighborhoods in Detroit. Global Detroit’s recent [...]
Immigrants in Michigan start businesses at three times the rate of U.S.-born residents despite major hurdles in their entrepreneurial efforts. These businesses, such as Rocket Fiber, Norma G’s, Kyyba and Guadalajara, provide jobs for our neighbors and build our economy. The immigrants that launched them [...]
Today, the Partnership for a New American Economy released an unprecedented amount of statewide data about immigrants and their impacts on the economy in all 50 states. While much of the data in today’s Michigan report will be familiar to those who have read the [...]
On Thursday, July 21st, President Obama hosted his first-ever Eid al-Fitr celebration (which marks the end of Ramadan) at the White House. He was joined by Muslim American leaders from across the country. The President highlighted the many contributions Muslim Americans have made for centuries [...]
Earlier this month, Global Detroit was honored to host a group of 25 Fellows from the Young African Leaders Initiative, a national effort to help rising African business and civic leaders connect with American businesses and leaders. We were invited to organize a discussion of the immigrant welcoming [...]
Today, the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI), the nation’s first international student retention program, released its “Filling the Talent Gap” report—a 2016 update to first-of-its-kind analysis of OPT data released in 2013. The release was announced at a Global Detroit press conference that included [...]
Like many international students, Arjun Venugopal, a graduate student at Wayne State University completing his Masters in Manufacturing Engineering, was experiencing what most of us would consider a frustrating employment search. “I had secured interviews with several companies,” Arjun recounts. “The day before my interviews [...]
On May 13, The White House Task Force on New Americans (Task Force), a government effort established in 2014 tasked with better integrating immigrants and refugees into American communities, held its seventh Regional Convening in Dearborn, Michigan. The Convenings are focused on strengthening the Task [...]
Global Detroit and The Center for Michigan team up to insure immigrant voices are part of important civic conversation. Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Initiative hosted two Community Conversations in May in Detroit and Hamtramck with a very diverse group of more than 30 participants whose [...]
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