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Global Detroit, ‘Too Hot to Handel,’ One Detroit Weekend, Martin Luther King Jr. Day | One Detroit PBS | Jan 12, 2024


Opinion: Startup visas help foreign-born entrepreneurs spur economic growth, Bridge Michigan | October 6, 2023

The Economic Impact of Refugees in America, Jewish News | September 24, 2023

Michigan Refugee Film Festival offers 3 free movies to promote understanding, acceptance, Detroit Free Press | September 14, 2023

What are the keys to economic and population growth in Michigan?, WDET | August 17, 2023

Immigration reform needed to fill labor shortage, Grand Rapids Chamber says, Mlive | June 18, 2023

West Michigan business leaders refocus on immigration to fill talent gap, boost population, Crain’s Grand Rapids | June 16, 2023

Opinion: I’m not sure where my ancestors were from. But I know where I belong. Detroit Free Press | June 13, 2023

Opinion | It’s the economy stupid! Immigration boosts Michigan prosperity, Bridge Michigan | May 17, 2023

Immigration Advanced as a Strategy for Stabilizing, Growing Flint, East Village Magazine | May 4, 2023

Immigrant entrepreneurs bring electric ATV, big ideas to Michigan’s startup scene, Mlive | April 1, 2023


St. Louis seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees, Associated Press | May 7, 2022

How professional immigrants are reviving the US Midwest, Al Jazeera | May 2, 2022

New coalition to help Afghan, Ukrainian refugees find jobs, housing and transportation, Detroit Free Press, April 20, 2022

Detroit would benefit from accepting Ukrainian, global refugees, Detroit News | April 6, 2022

Program aimed at spurring immigrant-founded startups launches at Wayne State, Crain’s Detroit Business | March 31, 2022

Electric vehicles boost Michigan’s tech presence, intensify talent competition, MLive, March 15, 2022

The State of Immigration in Michigan, DPTV/One Detroit | February 17, 2022

Ex-Catholic school in Detroit gets $7.2M renovation, transformed into affordable housing  Detroit Free Press | January 25, 2022


Grand Rapids Chamber, Global Detroit partner on new American inclusivityGrand Rapids Business Journal | October 18, 2021

Immigration is saving Michigan from population loss, but state falls far behind national averagesMLive | October 4, 2021

Michigan’s high-tech industries need foreign workers to drive future growthMLive, October 4, 2021

2 cities within Detroit had very different population changesDetroit Free Press | August 30, 2021

Texans should be recruiting Afghan refugees to boost economy, diversify cultureHouston Chronicle | August 28, 2021

New Report Showcases Role of Immigrants in Building Community Resilience in Detroit – WDET | Detroit Today | August 16, 2021

Strengthen immigrant residents, neighborhoods, to support DetroitDetroit Free Press | August 8. 2021

Global Detroit Study Shows Immigration can Rejuvenate Areas Across DetroitDBusiness | August 6, 2021

Property values are rising. But these longtime Detroiters say they are missing out because of the Land Bank.The Dig/Outlier Media | July 15, 2021

Immigrant-founded startups find growth opportunities with Global DetroitCrain’s Detroit | May 11, 2021

As Michigan begins redistricting, ‘communities of interest’ take center stageBridge Michigan | April 26, 2021

Black-Owned Businesses Need Connections, Infrastructure to Access Capital, Other ResourcesCrain’s Detroit Business | April 4, 2021

Foreign College Students and Other Immigrants in the U.S. Enter a Legal LimboCGTN America | January 20, 2021


This Dearborn Heights Resident is Helping Non-English Speaking Voters Bring Power to Their VoicesModelD | October 28, 2020

Metro Detroit Immigrant Communities Weigh In on 2020 ElectionWDET | October 28, 2020

Trump Demonizes Refugees. Biden Wants More. Whose Plan Will Michigan Back?Bridge Michigan | September 15, 2020

Report: Immigrants Crucial to Economic Recovery, Yet Vulnerable – Detroit Free Press | August 1, 2020

New U-M report lifts up Detroit residents’ priorities for economic mobility
UofM News |July 24, 2020

Report: Metro Detroit Immigrants Essential to COVID-19 Response Effort
dbusiness | July 17, 2020

Trump’s Visa Freeze: President’s Proclamation to Have a Negative Economic Impact, Jewish Experts Say
The Jewish News | July 14, 2020

Detroit receives $750K grant to aid undocumented residents impacted by COVID-19
The Arab American News | July 11, 2020

Detroit gets $750,000 grant to help undocumented immigrants impacted by coronavirus
Detroit Free Press | July 9, 2020

Michigan auto, business groups pan Trump’s halt on foreign workers
Bridge | June 23, 2020

In Pandemic, Trump Finds New Front Against Immigrants
WDET | April 29, 2020

Stateside: Ballot initiative on income tax; businesses push immigration reform; Arab American voters
Michigan Radio | March 2, 2020

Pittsburgh business opportunities for immigrants focus of new effort
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 2, 2020

Business leaders release ‘Michigan Compact’ in support of immigration
Detriot Free Press | March 1, 2020

A wealth test for immigrants will hurt our economy
CNN | February 24, 2020

The Heartland Needs Immigrants to Grow: The New Travel Ban Won’t Help
Barron’s | February 20, 2020

Plans unveiled for Hamtramck’s Veterans Memorial Park
The Detroit News | January 31, 2020

These Programs are Helping Detroit’s Tech Entrepreneurs Succeed
Afrotech | January 16, 2020

How Latinos Saved American Cities
The Washington Post | November 8, 2019

Give visas to skilled immigrants in places Michigan is stagnant
Bridge | July 29, 2019

This Immigrant Leader Helps and Inspires Other Immigrants to Become Entrepreneurs
Forbes | July 29, 2019

Global Detroit, U-M Team on Program to Boost Immigrant-Led Startups
XConomy | April 8, 2019

Revitalize Our Cities Now! – Episode 3 – Steve Tobocman
Podcast Detroit | March 27, 2019

International Students Part of the Workforce Solution
Crain’s Detroit Business | March 19, 2019

Detroit Rising Podcast: Steve Tobocman on how Immigrants can fill Michigan’s Talent Gaps
Crain’s Detroit Business | March 19, 2019

Study: Helping Immigrants Buy Homes One of Best Ways to Help Detroit Neighborhoods
WDET | March 19, 2019

Detroit Should Help Immigrants Plant Roots In The City
Detroit Free Press | March 1, 2019 

With The Help Of Loyal Talent And New Programs, Detroit’s Startup Scene Accelerates
CrunchBase News | February 22, 2019

Immigrant Homeownership Could Stabilize Detroit Neighborhoods, Study Says
Michigan Radio | February 20, 2019