For Immigrants & Internationals
Global Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that revitalizes Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world to make the region more attractive and welcoming to immigrants, internationals, and foreign trade and investment as a means to produce jobs and regional economic growth.
WELCOME TO DETROIT!
Regardless of how long you have been in Metro Detroit, everyone new to our region deserves a sincere welcome. Metropolitan Detroit has the second largest immigrant population of any Great Lakes regional metropolitan area with nearly 400,000 foreign-born (9% of the regional population). The region has significant Arab-American, Indian-American, Mexican-American, Bangladeshi-American, Canadian-American, and Chinese-American populations, in addition to dozens of other immigrant groups. In fact, metropolitan Detroit is home to some of the world’s largest populations of Albanian, Macedonian, Lebanese, Iraqi, and Yemeni populations, among others, outside of their home countries.
Global Detroit has launched a network of partners and initiatives to help welcome immigrants and to make sure you have the resources you need to be successful. Please use the buttons below to learn about helpful tools for immigrant students, business owners, investors, and professionals.
Who are YOU?
Global Detroit helped launch the Global Talent Retention Initiative to help you learn about the legal pathways to staying in Michigan after graduation, as well as to connect to Michigan employers. Our Cultural Ambassadors program better connects you to the region, and our Welcome Mat Detroit can connect you and your family to the integration services you need.Read More
Do you want to start or grow your small business in Detroit? The ProsperUS Detroit program provides micro-entrepreneurship training, development, lending, growth resources, and more. If you are a larger business or tech-oriented business, Metro Detroit has an array of business supports and incentives.Read More
Global Detroit has worked with Upwardly Global, a national leader in integrating skilled immigrant professionals into jobs and meaningful careers, to develop Michigan licensing guides, as well as innovative programs to assist you. The Global Detroit Cultural Ambassador Connector program can help you build a personal and professional network in your new home.Read More
The Welcome Mat Detroit, an initiative of Global Detroit, offers immigrants, internationals, and refugees an online searchable database of service providers, resources, and cultural events in Southeast Michigan. Visit Welcome Mat Detroit to find ESL classes, legal service providers, citizenship classes, employment agencies, information on drivers licenses and more.Read More
The Global Detroit Cultural Ambassadors program is a robust integration tool for international students and professionals, emerging international talent, skilled workers, nonprofits, and international businesses. It matches new international talent with Connectors to help build one’s network. It’s volunteer program ensures that the region’s many international assets are connected with efforts to welcome, integrate, and support new immigrants, refugees, visitors, and other internationals to our region. Sign up to get connected today!Read More
Learn More About Our Partners & Initiatives
Global Detroit has helped to launch five partner initiatives, continues to run several initiatives in-house, and engages in strategic partnerships throughout the region to help grow our regional economy, produce jobs, and restore prosperity to Detroit and southeast Michigan.