Building an Inclusive Region
Global Detroit is building an inclusive economy in Metro Detroit that welcomes the contributions of immigrants in ways that revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs, and raise incomes for all of us. We are an innovator and expert in connecting international talent with regional businesses’ unmet talent needs, catalyzing the growth and development of immigrant entrepreneurs, revitalizing neighborhoods, and building a globally-competitive and inclusive region.
This year, we celebrated Detroit’s Top Ten ranking in the first-ever New American Economy Cities Index ranking America’s 100 largest cities for their integration policies and the socioeconomic success of immigrant and refugee residents. Our work around talent brought us in contact with nearly 2,000 of the world’s most talented international students and 50 different companies hoping to fill unmet talent needs in high-demand areas. We assisted over 100 businesses in applying for grants, receiving technical assistance, and attaining loans to expand their companies. Our Opportunity Neighborhoods work touched hundreds of hard-working residents in Banglatown and Southwest Detroit.
But the value in Global Detroit is in the difference we made in the lives of the individuals we touched. From helping a new Detroit resident purchase a vacant home for rehab, translating a business expansion grant into a Latino or Bangladeshi entrepreneur’s native language so that they could file an application, to helping a family avoid tax foreclosure, Global Detroit is making a substantial difference in hundreds, if not thousands, of lives each year.
This Giving Season, we hope you will join us in making a tax-deductible, end-of-the-year donation to Global Detroit on Giving Tuesday 11/27 and throughout the end of the year. For those of us advocating for more welcoming policies, now more than ever in these tough times, we rely on the generosity of individual donors like you.
Thank you for your support
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