Retaining/Attracting International Talent Category

From the Director: Cracking the Immigrant Talent Code Can Take some Thought and Energy

By Steve Tobocman I have been approached several times by folks who have sat through my Global Detroit presentations of the incredible contributions of immigrant talent to Metro Detroit and Michigan’s economy with concerns that I am telling native-born Michiganders that we are untalented, lazy, [...]

From the Director: Global Detroit and Midwest Immigrant Entrepreneurship Efforts Highlighted before Congress

By Steve Tobocman On Wednesday, January 15, I was honored to speak at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the American Immigration Council and Immigration Policy Center on Revitalization in the Heartland: Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development.  The event was moderated by AIC Director [...]

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, [...]

Welcome Mat Guide to Immigration and Cultural Services New and Improved

By Steve Tobocman In case you missed the event September 24th, Metro Detroit now possesses perhaps the most powerful and comprehensive online searchable database for immigrant and refugee integration and cultural services in the nation.  The re-launch of the Welcome Mat Detroit online database accesses [...]

From the Director: Welcoming Michigan’s Christina Sauvé Awarded “Champion of Change”

Global Detroit Launched Initiative Receives White House Recognition  By Steve Tobocman On Thursday, September 19th, the White House recognized ten individuals and their pioneering practices to advance immigrant inclusion in ways that involve U.S.-born residents and the community as a whole to foster successful immigrant [...]

From the Director: Upwardly Global launches in Michigan

By Steve Tobocman On Thursday, June 20th about 50 people joined Global Detroit and Global Michigan in welcoming Upwardly Global staff to Michigan to unveil the Upwardly Global online licensing guides. Michigan became just the 4th state in the nation to have these extremely helpful [...]

From the Director: Upwardly Global reaches untapped economic power

By Steve Tobocman In January, Global Detroit and Global Michigan kicked off a partnership with Upwardly Global, a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to helping skilled immigrants join the professional U.S. workforce by offering career preparation guidance and training, and raising employer awareness. Through a generous grant from the New [...]

From the Director: The March for Innovation

By Steve Tobocman Michigan Governor (and Global Michigan founder) Rick Snyder kicked off iMarch in Michigan last week with this statement, “If you made a short list of what made America great, immigration would be on it,” Snyder said. “In Michigan, some of our biggest [...]

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 [...]

GTRI is growing and hiring!

Posted on January 29th, 2013 in Retaining/Attracting International Talent 

Global Detroit’s Global Talent Retention Initiative is growing and looking for talented and passionate individuals to add to their team! Apply by February 1st to be GTRI’s Marketing Coordinator or Community Outreach Specialist. Click the links for details or read below. Global Detroit’s 11-point strategy to globalize the [...]