In the hopes that broadly sharing the research and ideas behind Global Detroit will facilitate greater understanding and action, below we are sharing tools developed by Global Detroit.

Global Detroit Study
Global Detroit StudyPublished in 2010, the Global Detroit study serves as the foundation of our work. The study documents positive contributions as well as investigates the realities that dispel the fears and myths surrounding the role of immigrants in the regional economy.
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Southwest Detroit Housing Ecosystem

Global Detroit developed this CASAgrid in partnership with housing service providers in Southwest Detroit. The CASAgrid maps out the ecosystem of housing resources provided to residents of Southwest Detroit and is part of “Operation Vivienda”, a research project conducted by Global Detroit to address the barriers that foreign born or other language speakers seeking to purchase homes in Southwest Detroit face. It was funded in part by the Kresge Foundation’s KIP:D program. Click to view

Metro Detroit’s Foreign Born Populations
metro detroits foreign born demographicsA demographics report of the representatives from many corners of the world that make up metro-detroit’s incredibly diverse immigrant population.
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Stats Page
Stats Page imageVisual communications and graphics can be an efficient and effective way to make your case.
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These presentations can serve as inspiration in the development of your own presentations.


Detroit Revitalization Fellows Presentation on the economic opportunity of empowering immigrants in Detroit with a spotlight on Michigan’s initiatives and the WE Global Network.

August 2015


Breakfast of nationsBreakfast of Nations Presentation Presentation on the case for immigration-centered economic development.

October 2013


Ted TalkGlobal Detroit TED Talk Presentation from Cleveland Symposium on Global Affairs: International Politics, Business, and Law

May 2011


Global Detroit Annual Report

Screen Shot 2016-06-15 at 3.26.13 PM2015-GD_Annual-Report_CoverAnnual Report imageEvery year we provide a concise overview of our work during the previous year and are able to spotlight advancements in our efforts. This document serves as a handy tool to efficiently show people who we are, what we do, and how we’re doing it.

Click to view 2015 Annual Report

Click to view 2014 Annual Report in English or in Spanish

Click to view 2013 Annual Report