Champions for Growth Category

Release of the Welcoming Economies Playbook

Posted on August 16th, 2018 in Champions for Growth, WE Global Network 

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 [...]

New Research: Immigrant Impact on Michigan’s “Middle Skills” Worker Shortage

Posted on February 19th, 2018 in Champions for Growth, Get Involved 

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 [...]

Global Detroit’s Second Annual Event: Celebrating Immigrant Innovation

Posted on October 16th, 2017 in Champions for Growth, Detroit 

A diverse crowd of nearly 100 joined Global Detroit at our Second Annual Event to celebrate immigration innovation and award leaders who demonstrate the truly broad, inclusive nature of Global Detroit’s work and impact. Located at the beautiful home of Harold and Mary Ellen Gurewitz [...]

Power Ties: Professional connecting welcomes international talent and strengthens the future of Michigan industries

Global Detroit shares the common belief that all residents should have access to employment opportunities that utilize their education and talent, and rewards their determination to be a contributing member of our communities. When residents are able to work in meaningful positions, our economy is [...]

Champions for Growth: Success stories shared

Posted on March 15th, 2017 in Champions for Growth, Detroit, Get Involved 

Our economy strongly benefits from robust immigration and business leaders are gravely concerned about the policies and messages coming from Washington, D.C. these days. That was the message delivered at Global Detroit’s Champions for Growth Happy Hour on March 13. We may have chosen the [...]