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Chaldean Community Foundation Hosts Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Members

Posted on July 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized 

Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Detroit is committed to strengthening communities and service capacity by broadening access to and knowledge of services and resources, fostering a welcoming atmosphere for all, and building capacity of immigrant service providers. In addition to one of the nation’s largest online [...]

More Right Track Evidence

Posted on June 6th, 2017 in Uncategorized 

Today, the Global Detroit, in partnership with the New American Economy and Detroit Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, released new data on the impact that immigrants are having in the revitalization of Detroit and its neighborhoods. The “New Americans in Detroit” findings will be fairly [...]

Detroit’s Population Numbers Suggest Immigrants Critical to City’s Future

Posted on October 31st, 2016 in Uncategorized 

While media stories over the last few years have understandably chronicled the intense redevelopment of downtown and Midtown Detroit—including stories on just about every single retail opening and corporate move—immigrants have quietly been helping to stabilize and revitalize key neighborhoods in Detroit. Global Detroit’s recent [...]

Announcing Seeds of Growth: New Tool to Support Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Posted on October 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized 

Immigrants in Michigan start businesses at three times the rate of U.S.-born residents despite major hurdles in their entrepreneurial efforts. These businesses, such as Rocket Fiber, Norma G’s, Kyyba and Guadalajara, provide jobs for our neighbors and build our economy. The immigrants that launched them [...]

Detroit’s Fayrouz Saad and Family Recognized by President Obama

On Thursday, July 21st, President Obama hosted his first-ever Eid al-Fitr celebration (which marks the end of Ramadan) at the White House. He was joined by Muslim American leaders from across the country. The President highlighted the many contributions Muslim Americans have made for centuries [...]

Building an Inclusive Civic Discourse

Posted on May 24th, 2016 in Detroit, Get Involved, Uncategorized, Welcoming and Inclusion 

Global Detroit and The Center for Michigan team up to insure immigrant voices are part of important civic conversation. Global Detroit’s Welcome Mat Initiative hosted two Community Conversations in May in Detroit and Hamtramck with a very diverse group of more than 30 participants whose [...]

Global Companies

Posted on April 18th, 2016 in Detroit, Uncategorized 

What makes a global company? Is it having overseas operations? A robust export portfolio? Supplier relations spanning several continents? Well, probably having those characteristics make a company global, but in our interconnected, flat world, maybe being a global company is something more. Maybe it has [...]

H-1B Day of Action: The Global Talent Opportunity

Tel Ganesan’s enthusiasm is infectious. As the founder and CEO of Kyyba, he provides over 500 jobs and generates $40 million of revenues on an annual basis. “All I wanted to do when I came to this country was to pursue the American dream,” Tel [...]

From the Director: Detroit and the Rust Belt – The New Gateways for Immigrants

Posted on March 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized 

By Steve Tobocman An article in this month’s Governing Magazine, the nation’s leading media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders, highlights the current importance of the Midwest and Rust Belt in the nation’s immigration narrative. The article highlights the [...]

Global Detroit’s Pioneering Efforts Honored with National Innovation Award

Today, Global Detroit was honored to receive one of the first-ever Renewal Awards, created by the National Journal and Atlantic magazines with Allstate, to recognize the innovators, grassroots organizers and problem-solvers who are making progress against the greatest challenges facing America. The awards identify and celebrate [...]