Tech Lifeline: Visa Bill Would Lift Detroit, Chamber Leader Says

September 14, 2013: Deadline Detroit

A technology talent gap holds back local “businesses’ ability to compete in the global economy,” the Detroit Regional Chamber president writes in a Free Press guest column. The corporate group backs a congressional effort to let more foreigners study engineering technology, science and math here and work in those fields “until America’s schools start producing more tech-savvy graduates,” Sandy Baruah explains.

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As the season turns to fall, Southeast Michigan remains a hot jobs spot for new college grads

Crain’s Detroit Business: September 13, 2013

This past summer, University of Michigan-Dearborn iLabs, in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber, issued the results of a survey, finding that college graduates are more likely to stay in Michigan than a similar population examined in 2007. In fact, 63 percent of the 7,000+ respondents said they were still in Michigan, up 12 points from the prior study.

Roughly 85 percent of alumni who left the state explained that their primary reason for doing so was for jobs….

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