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Detroit Hosts Welcoming Economies Global Network City-to-City Visit: Showcases Its Leadership in Building an Inclusive Economy and City

Visitors from peer immigrant economic development and immigrant inclusion initiatives in Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Buffalo, South Bend, and New Zealand, came to Detroit on October 25-26 to study Detroit as a model for early progress in building a welcoming and inclusive city and regional [...]

Release of the Welcoming Economies Playbook

Posted on August 16th, 2018 in Champions for Growth, WE Global Network 

Five years after writing the Guide to Immigrant Economic Development, Welcoming America and Global Detroit have teamed up to produce the Welcoming Economies Playbook. On a webinar hosted by Welcoming America last week, Sloan Herrick, Global Detroit’s Deputy Director spoke to the growth that we [...]

Rust Belt Innovation Leads U.S. Efforts to Utilize Untapped Immigrant Talent

By Steve Tobocman “Human capital is the ultimate capital,” notes Demetri Papademetriou, Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based think tank dedicated exclusively to the study of international migration. On December 7, MPI unveiled groundbreaking research in a [...]

Filling the Talent Gap: GTRI Releases New International Student Data for Michigan

Today, the Michigan Global Talent Retention Initiative (GTRI), the nation’s first international student retention program, released its “Filling the Talent Gap” report—a 2016 update to first-of-its-kind analysis of OPT data released in 2013. The release was announced at a Global Detroit press conference that included [...]

GTRI Helps International Student Land First U.S. Job

Like many international students, Arjun Venugopal, a graduate student at Wayne State University completing his Masters in Manufacturing Engineering, was experiencing what most of us would consider a frustrating employment search. “I had secured interviews with several companies,” Arjun recounts. “The day before my interviews [...]

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 [...]

Detroit: Immigrant and Refugee Neighbors Wanted

By Sloan Herrick, Deputy Director As I am writing this, just days after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut and amid the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, I can’t help but reflect on how vital it is right now, today, to share across [...]

Relationships Built in Dayton Strengthen Network and Work Moving Forward

Our Director Steve Tobocman’s Reflections on the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network 3rd Annual Convening The Third Annual Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Global) Convening in Dayton was our best yet, demonstrating the growth and momentum of WE Global and immigrant economic development.  The Convening [...]