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Threading Together Skills, Confidence and Connection

Threading Together Skills, Confidence and Connection

In Senegal, Mariama Keita designed and sewed clothing for a living–a career she had studied for in school. So when she had an opportunity to join Global Detroit’s Common Bond program, which brings immigrant and non-immigrant women together around textile arts, she not...

A New Chapter for Global Detroit

A New Chapter for Global Detroit

Thirteen years ago, I had the amazingly good fortune to be asked to lead a research study and strategy planning effort to better understand immigration and the regional economy, funded by the New Economy Initiative, Detroit Regional Chamber and Skillman Foundation. We...

Metzger: Census Shows Michigan Needs Immigration

Metzger: Census Shows Michigan Needs Immigration

Kurt Metzger is one of metro Detroit’s leading data analysts and demographers. He is director emeritus at Data Driven Detroit and previously spent 15 years with the U.S. Census Bureau in the Detroit Regional Office. He also served as a senior research analyst with the...