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Inclusive Competitiveness: Connecting Blacks and Latinos to the New Economy

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized 

Title: Inclusive Competitiveness: Connecting Blacks and Latinos to the New Economy Location: Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center (311 East Grand River, Detroit) Description: Imagine our future if we encouraged robust participation insuring success of the African-American and Latino communities in the new economy. With extensive [...]

Global Detroit Welcome Mat Fundraising Workshop #3: Meet the Funders

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized 

Title: Global Detroit Welcome Mat Fundraising Workshop #3: Meet the FundersLocation: International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (111 E. Kirby)Description: The Global Detroit Welcome Mat brings you Part 3 in our fundraising workshops. At this session, you’ll have the chance to interact with funders and hear [...]

Welcome Mat Fundraising Workshop #2: Speed Networking

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized 

Title: Welcome Mat Fundraising Workshop #2: Speed Networking Location: International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (111 E. Kirby) Description: Foundations continue to push for collaborative funding proposals. This unique workshop allows attendees to network with fellow participants and brainstorm about the possibility of collaborative funding opportunities. [...]

Stemming the Brain Drain with International Students

Posted on March 27th, 2012 in Uncategorized 

In another piece on Model D, we explore why and how we should work to retain Michigan’s international students: With over 23,000 foreign born students, Michigan has the eighth largest foreign student population in the country. And that number is only growing (check out the recent [...]

Global Detroit: Welcoming immigrants equals economic impact

Posted on March 21st, 2012 in Uncategorized 

This week, Detroit’s getting a visit from two of the leaders behind Dayton, Ohio’s “Welcome Dayton” plan, designed to make, and to re-brand, Dayton as welcoming to all–and especially to immigrants. The plan is not the brainchild of a think tank or an economic development [...]

Introducing Our Series in Model D Media, On Immigration as an Economic Driver

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 in Uncategorized 

Today we begin a new series in partnership with Model D Media, where we’ll be writing occasionally on how welcoming immigrants can help revitalize our regional economy. In our first post, we showcase the Detroit City Futbol League team from Brightmoor, whose rich international diversity [...]

Immigration and Michigan’s Economic Future

Posted on August 1st, 2011 in Uncategorized 

July 18 was a transformational step for Global Detroit, southeast Michigan, and our state.  Nearly 500 businesses, nonprofit, ethnic, immigrant, media, philanthropic, and government leaders joined together at the New Michigan Media conference at Wayne State University on “Immigration and Michigan’s Economic Future.”  We were [...]

Immigration and Michigan’s Economic Future

Posted on February 10th, 2011 in Uncategorized 

In writing the Global Detroit study, I had the opportunity to visit immigrant attraction and retention efforts in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, as well as meet with the director of efforts in Kitchener Waterloo—home of Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of the Blackberry. What [...]