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Plan for Detroit: Immigrants bring money

posted Oct 23, 2011, 2:58 PM by Milorad Borota
11 October 2011 Bridge Michigan Jo Mathis/Bridge Magazine contributor

2. Go after foreign-directed investments, particularly those that create jobs in the region. We highlight a number of opportunities around what are called EB5 regional VISA (which allows foreigners to get green card status by investing $500,000 or $1 million in a job-generating endeavor that creates 10 U.S. jobs), the investor VISA, as well as the strategy of nearshoring, which is attracting global companies to hire international workers utilizing Canada’s more liberal immigration laws and partnering that work force with American workers in the Detroit area.

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