Global Detroit Cleveland Symposium on Global Affairs: International Politics, Business, and Law May 4, 2011
Mission Global Detroit is an effort to revitalize southeast Michigan’s economy by pursuing strategies that strengthen Detroit’s connections to the world and that 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.
Immigration? ? How’s that going?
Number of Shows Including Discussion of Illegal Immigrationin 2007
Immigration and Crime FACTS San Diego, Phoenix, El Paso, and Austin Immigrant Incarceration Rates are one-fifth the incarceration rates of people born in the U.S.
Michigan Immigrants: THE FACTS 37% college educated vs. 23.7% non-immigrants; 1.5x as likely to have 4-year degree 64.4% of Michigan’s immigrants are working age vs. 50% of the non-immigrant population. 3x as likely to start a business in Michigan and 1.89x as likely to start one in the U.S.
Michigan Immigrants: THE FACTS • University students 3x as likely to be majoring in the STEM fields (38% vs. 13%) • 44% of all masters degrees in engineering and 62% of all PhD’s awarded in Michigan (47% of engineering PhD’s in the U.S. workplace) • 40% of all international patents filed from Michigan, 7x as likely to file an international patent
Michigan Immigrants: THE FACTS • 25% of all public, venture-backed firms in U.S. • 32.8% of all high-tech firms in Michigan, ranking Michigan #3 in the U.S. • 6x as likely to start a high-tech firm in Michigan
Immigration & Cities: THE FACTS
Metro Detroit: THE FACTS • 2nd largest foreign born population in Great Lakes region (after Chicago) • 3rd largest percent foreign born in Great Lakes region (after Chicago and Minn./St. Paul) • 3rd highest economic contribution ratio of 1.30 of the 25 largest metros
Foreign Students in Michigan, National Rank and Economic Impact Percent of Michigan’s Foreign Student’s in STEM Fields of Study: 38.4% Percent of U.S. Undergraduate Student’s in STEM Fields of Study: 13.7% Michigan Institutions with the Highest Number of Foreign Students
4 Strategic Outcomes • Make the region welcoming to the international community and immigrants. • Attract international investment and businesses that create jobs. • Strengthen, grow, and revitalize neighborhoods in the city of Detroit and in the region’s core communities. • Attract and retain international talent in the region.
Struggling Region, State, and Cities • New Strategies for the New Economy Global Detroit
Steve Tobocman • New Solutions Group, LLC • (313) 516-9681 • email@example.com