12/06/2011 12:15 pm ET | Updated Feb 05, 2012

Global Detroit: We Begin Series On Immigrant Talent As Economic Driver

In May 2010, the Global Detroit study was published making the case that immigrants, international talent, and global connections are and can be key drivers to revitalizing southeast Michigan’s economy. Funded by the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Skillman Foundation, Global Detroit is an initiative tying together a broad range of strategies that seek to capitalize on our region’s international assets to create jobs and economic growth.

Over the past year, welcoming initiatives, an international student retention program, additional research on nearshoring, and Governor Snyder’s Global Michigan initiative have all been launched from the Global Detroit study. More projects are in the works.

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