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Global Great Lakes Network to Hold Second Convening in Pittsburgh June 12-13, 2014

The second annual convening of the Global Great Lakes Network will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, June 12-13, 2014, bringing together representatives of cities and organizations in the upper midwestern region working on immigrant-related economic development initiatives. The highlight of the Pittsburgh Global Great Lakes convening will be a day-long public conference on June 12 […]

Global Lansing’s inspiring video shares their goals for the city and state

One of our Global Great Lakes Initial Convening participants, Global Lansing, is a network of people who care about making the city of Lansing a welcoming community to international people. The Global Lansing Initiative is the collaborative effort of the groupsLansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP),  Prima Civitas Foundation,Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau, Michigan State University, DTN Management, Lansing Community College, Meridian Township, […]

Immigrant Entrepreneur featured for work helping make Louisville more immigrant-friendly

Congratulations to Suhas Kulkarni, the director of the Louisville Office of Globalization.  His personal story exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit guiding the Global Great Lakes Network.  It is inspiring to know that someone as entrepreneurial as he would want to help Louisville tap into the entrepreneurial strengths of other immigrants in the area. The story: “Man of […]

Global Great Lakes Network first convening participants efforts highlighted before Congress

On Wednesday, January 15, two of the core participants at the Global Great Lakes Network convening were featured panelists at a Capitol Hill briefing organized by the American Immigration Council and Immigration Policy Center on Revitalization in the Heartland:  Welcoming Immigrant Entrepreneurs for Economic Development.  The event was moderated by AIC Director Ben Johnson and included Betsy Cohen from the St. Louis […]

The Network is in the Works

Since the great success of the first convening of a Global Great Lakes Network in Detroit this past June, work to build a network has continued. Six working committees are meeting to develop a potential work plan for the Network to pursue to strengthen the work and impact of local efforts across the Great Lakes region. The committees […]