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New York based Arts Foundation Providing an Inclusive safe-space for Immigrant Artists in Detroit

Posted on October 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

Over the past ten years, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has worked with immigrant artists based in New York City to foster a local community of artists sharing the immigrant experience. The four month Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program pairs emerging immigrant artists [...]

 Edi Demaj Receives Global Detroit’s 2018 Corporate Impact Award

Posted on September 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

“If a 14-year-old kid can move from a war-torn country and figure out a way to start a number of companies that are successful, then anyone can do it – both immigrants and U.S. born,” exclaimed Edi Demaj, co-founder of Rocket Fiber, a multi-million dollar [...]

The Ganesan Brothers Inspire Others With Their Entrepreneurial Spirit

Posted on September 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

“It came to a point where corporate life had become mundane, and the urge for entrepreneurship was always there,” said Kyyba founder Tel Ganesan.  His brother Thiru also caught the entrepreneurial bug, after moving from India to work on Y2K in the U.S. The two [...]

Rezaul Karim Receives 2018 Global Detroit Community Entrepreneur Award

Posted on September 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

Upon entering Everyday Super Discounts in Hamtramck, the friendly atmosphere in the crowded little store is immediately felt. Asked about his store’s success and its impact on the community, the owner’s response is, “Customers see my behavior as a shop keeper. When they need more [...]

Welcome Millie, our new Director of Startups and STEM Talent

Posted on September 10th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

 Millie Chu Global Detroit is happy to announce our newest staff member, Millie Chu. As Director of Startups and STEM Talent, Millie will be leading the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (Global EIR) initiative to enhance the talent pool of startup founders, attract dynamic startups to the region, [...]

For a donation $5 attendees received soup, salad, bread and a vote that could impact the community!

Posted on August 20th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

“One of the things we notice being immigrants here in the United States [is that] there are conversations about us without involving us in the conversations. People normally tell us what’s best for us instead of asking us what we think is the best for [...]

Building A Global Region

Posted on June 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

For the last two and a half years, Engagement Specialist Md Abdul Muhit has been the anchor of Global Detroit’s outreach strategy in the Banglatown neighborhood of Detroit, leading teams that have engaged ethnic business owners, knocking hundreds of doors to help residents prevent tax [...]

NEI Annual Report Highlights Global Detroit

Posted on April 30th, 2018 in Uncategorized 

Global Detroit was recently highlighted in the NEI Annual Report for our work to connect international talent to Detroit’s innovation community. Our research to shows that immigrants are strong contributors to economic growth and prosperity and that our message is changing perceptions and attitudes in [...]

The Economic Impact of Refugees in America

Posted on July 26th, 2017 in Uncategorized 

As President Trump completes his sixth month in office, one area that has been deeply impacted by his Administration has been refugee resettlement. Tied to his so-called Muslim travel ban, President Trump has sought to block refugee resettlement for 120 days and cap the number [...]

The Economic Costs of Trump Immigration Policies

Posted on July 19th, 2017 in Uncategorized 

Last week, Global Detroit joined with the Michigan Economic Center in releasing Michigan: We Are All Migrants Here, one of the first reports in America to analyze the local economic costs of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies and how they impact Michigan. Immigration has dominated local and national news of [...]