Detroit Category

African leaders visit Detroit to learn immigrant integration strategies

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 [...]

Filling the Talent Gap: GTRI Releases New International Student Data for Michigan

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 [...]

GTRI Helps International Student Land First U.S. Job

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 [...]

White House Regional Convening in Dearborn Highlights Strength of Integration Work in Michigan

Posted on May 26th, 2016 in Detroit, Welcoming and Inclusion 

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 [...]

Building an Inclusive Civic Discourse

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Detroit, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Welcoming and Inclusion 

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 [...]

Global Companies

Posted on April 18th, 2016 in Detroit, Uncategorized 

What makes a global company? Is it having overseas operations? A robust export portfolio? Supplier relations spanning several continents? Well, probably having those characteristics make a company global, but in our interconnected, flat world, maybe being a global company is something more. Maybe it has [...]

GTRI Job Fair Attracts Hundreds of Students and 27 Corporations Looking for Talent

On Thursday, April 7, nearly 350 international students from eight colleges and universities in Michigan met with 27 local employers in the market for STEM talent. The event, held at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan was hosted by Global Detroit’s Global Talent Retention Initiative [...]

H-1B Day of Action: The Global Talent Opportunity

Tel Ganesan’s enthusiasm is infectious. As the founder and CEO of Kyyba, he provides over 500 jobs and generates $40 million of revenues on an annual basis. “All I wanted to do when I came to this country was to pursue the American dream,” Tel [...]

Global Detroit, Banglatown Join Kresge Innovations Projects

In March, Global Detroit was thrilled to be one of nearly two-dozen winners of the Kresge Innovation Projects – Detroit Round Two awards to enable us to deeper engage in the revitalization of the Banglatown neighborhood. The $25,000 grant will enable us to leverage an [...]

It’s complicated: International students learn tax law

International students from more than 20 different countries studying at nine local Michigan colleges and universities learned how to save themselves money and comply with U.S. tax law in two free sessions co-sponsored by Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat and Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI), and [...]