Thriving Economies and Vibrant Communities Include Immigrants
Together, let’s build a prosperous Southeast Michigan.
Global Detroit Is Part of the Solution
We create strategies to strengthen the region through immigrant inclusion. Research shows that when communities welcome immigrants, they create strong neighborhoods, a productive workforce and successful businesses.
Southeast Michigan benefits when businesses, nonprofits, government and communities attract and retain immigrants. Companies are able to fill jobs. Innovators launch startups. International students put their talents to work. Families put down roots.
25% of Michigan’s high-tech companies were started by immigrants.
Duke University and UC-Berkeley
Immigrant-owned businesses in Michigan generated $27 billion in sales in 2018.
New American Economy
(and only) growing population source in Detroit is immigration.
Four out of ten immigrants in Michigan have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Work with Us
When Fardusee Jaigirdar, Tahira Lasker and Farjana Dalia joined Global Detroit’s Common Bond program, they were hoping to connect with other women and claim some time for themselves outside their busy families. They did these things, but they also did something they never anticipated: they started a business. Read more here.