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1 Global Detroit Cleveland Symposium on Global Affairs: International Politics, Business, and Law May 4, 2011

2 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. Mission

3 HOW’S THAT GOING? Immigration? ?

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6 Number of Shows Including Discussion of Illegal Immigration in 2007

7 Proportions of Discussions on Illegal Immigration Mentioning Crime in 2007

8 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.

9 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

10 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

11 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

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13 Immigration & Cities: THE FACTS

14 Metro Detroit: THE FACTS 2 nd largest foreign born population in Great Lakes region (after Chicago) 3 rd largest percent foreign born in Great Lakes region (after Chicago and Minn./St. Paul) 3 rd highest economic contribution ratio of 1.30 of the 25 largest metros

15 Percent Foreign Born by Metro

16 Total Number of Foreign Born by Metro Area

17 Rank in USTotal FOREIGN STUDENTS IN MICHIGAN#8 23,617 (up 3.3%) ESTIMATED FOREIGN STUDENTS EXPENDITURE IN MICHIGAN (in millions of dollars) $592.4 Foreign Students in Michigan, National Rank and Economic Impact InstitutionCityTotal University of MichiganAnn Arbor5,790 Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing4,757 Wayne State UniversityDetroit2,632 Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo1,354 Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilanti1,006 Michigan Institutions with the Highest Number of Foreign Students 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%

18 1.Make the region welcoming to the international community and immigrants. 2.Attract international investment and businesses that create jobs. 3.Strengthen, grow, and revitalize neighborhoods in the city of Detroit and in the region’s core communities. 4.Attract and retain international talent in the region. 4 Strategic Outcomes

19 Global Detroit Struggling Region, State, and Cities New Strategies for the New Economy

20 Are We Getting It Right?

21 Steve Tobocman New Solutions Group, LLC (313)


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