International Students Category

Connectors Program Helps Newcomers Build their Networks

Last October, Global Detroit launched the Cultural Ambassadors Connectors Program, which connects area newcomers looking to enhance their careers to established professionals that can help them grow their business networks. The program is heavily rooted in the fact that the majority of job openings (most [...]

From the Director: Michigan’s global economy

By Steve Tobocman Politicians are apt to hold press conferences for projects that announce even a few hundred jobs. Can you imagine the headline for a government action that produced 15,000 jobs that paid salaries ranging from $60,000 to even $100,000? Research from the Partnership [...]

From the Director: Broken Immigration System Hurts Detroit’s Economy

By Steve Tobocman H-1B Visa Cap Denies Area Employers Critical Talent to Grow Businesses Global Detroit, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Michigan Office for New Americans, Ann Arbor SPARK, MichBio, and other business and economic leaders joined similar groups across the Rust Belt in highlighting [...]

Detroit Welcomes Cincinnati for Welcoming Economies City to City visit

Posted on February 16th, 2015 in International Students, Uncategorized 

On Monday, January 25th, a team of 9 community leaders from Cincinnati from diverse fields visited Detroit as part of the WE Global Network’s city-to-city visit program. The purpose of the WE Global Network’s city-to-city visits is to enable local immigrant economic development organizations in the Rust Belt [...]

Downtown Detroit Makes Play for Global Talent

Hundreds of International Students to participate in retention conference Over 300 international students from Michigan’s top universities will attend the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative’s “Michigan’s Global Future” conference in downtown Detroit on Friday as part of the larger regional efforts of GTRI, Global Detroit, [...]

Cultural Ambassadors Connectors program has launched!

On the 16th of October, Global Detroit kicked off its new Cultural Ambassadors Connector program with our partner, Upwardly Global. The program takes its cues from Ann Arbor SPARK’s Cultural Ambassadors program, the Halifax Connectors program, and the St. Louis Mosaic Connectors program. The Halifax [...]

Local International Students benefit from Specialized Tax Workshop

Posted on March 13th, 2014 in Get Involved, International Students 

On Friday, March 7, Welcome Mat Detroit, in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies (CCS), hosted 50 international students from five local colleges and universities, representing 10 countries in a specialized non-resident tax workshop presented by Jeff McCann and Steve Wedge, two CPAs from Moore [...]

From the Director: Governor Snyder Gets in the Game

  By Steve Tobocman In his fourth State of the State Address, Governor Rick Snyder borrowed (with permission) two chapters from the Global Detroit playbook.  In launching a Michigan Office for New Americans and throwing his support behind the EB-5 Regional Center application for MSHDA, [...]

From the Director: Global Detroit in the News

By Steve Tobocman Certainly we feel honored to be referred to in both the Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic magazine this week as a national leader in looking to capitalize on immigration as an economic revitalization engine. The Journal cited our work with the [...]

Read Global Detroit's 2012 End of the Year Report

Read Global Detroit’s 2012 End of the Year Report to receive a full update on Global Detroit’s work and accomplishments in 2012 and the organization’s next steps moving forward in 2013. The report reviews: – Welcoming Michigan – International Student Retention – Welcome Mat – Neighborhood [...]