Retaining/Attracting International Talent Category

Welcome Gracie Xavier

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 in Detroit, Retaining/Attracting International Talent 

Gracie Xavier joined Global Detroit’s team in August as the Director of Corporate and Economic Development Strategy. Gracie, also a Detroit Revitalization Fellow (DRF), works to connect Global Detroit programs and the immigrant talent they serve to Detroit’s corporate community and economic development infrastructure. This includes helping to [...]

This Welcoming Week, we salute Tony Lopez

Welcoming Week is stocked with events across the country that bring immigrants and refugees and native-born residents together in the spirit of inclusion. The spread of Welcoming Week since its first year in 2012 with over 200 events in 33 states, as well as the growth of the [...]

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 [...]

Integrated Policy Exercise debates Immigrant Visa Proposal

Every year, the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy at the University of Michigan schedules an Integrated Policy Exercise course (IPE) as a requirement for all first-year masters level students.  The IPE course focuses on a real-world current or potential policy issue. This year, [...]

Del Director: El Alivio Administrativo del Presidente Obama

Por Steve Tobocman Ayer por la noche, el presidente Obama anunció las reformas más radicales en los Estados Unidos a la política de inmigración en casi 30 años. Su acción para tratar de integrar a millones de padres indocumentados de ciudadanos estadounidenses o residentes legales [...]

From the Director: Obama’s Administrative Relief

By Steve Tobocman Last night, President Obama announced the most sweeping reforms in U.S. immigration policy in nearly 30 years. His action to try to integrate millions of undocumented parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents is bound to fan the flames of political firestorms [...]

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 [...]