With a strong and growing coalition in Michigan, the USGLC works to educate and engage policymakers and community leaders on why investments in development and diplomacy help keep America safe and strengthen Michigan’s economy.

The USGLC’s Michigan Advisory Committee brings together more than 80 business, faith, non-profit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for Michigan. We’re also proud of Michigan’s Veterans for Smart Power – part of a nationwide network of 30,000 veterans.

  • “Foreign aid means that we’re helping to create jobs here at home in the Heartland of America.”

    Fay Beydoun

    American Arab Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Events in Michigan

Heartland Summit 2023 – Detroit, MI

June 29, 2023 9:00 am ET

Featured Speaker

Representative Haley Stevens

Top Facts

In 2021, Michigan exported
$55.5 billion
in goods to foreign markets.

In Michigan,
1,118,900 jobs (19.40%)
are supported by trade.

In 2018-2019,
11,520 students
in Michigan studied abroad.

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Advisory Committee

Hendrik “Hank” G. Meijer
Meijer Inc. Executive Chairman
Hon. Brenda Lawrence
U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2023)

Stories from Michigan

Roundtables with with Michael Metzler, Executive Director of Private Sector Engagement at USAID

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What They’re Saying in the Heartland: Women’s History Month

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What They’re Saying in the Heartland: COP27 and America’s Global Climate Leadership

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News & Press Related to Michigan

March 10, 2023

Former Representative Brenda Lawrence to Co-Chair Michigan Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition


January 22, 2021

USGLC Launches Next Gen Global Leaders Network and Welcomes Nearly 100 Young Professionals to the 2021 Inaugural Class


April 18, 2019

Kalamazoo Area Leaders Learn How Global Leadership Matters Locally


April 18, 2019

Rep. Fred Upton to 125 Kalamazoo Leaders: American Diplomacy, Foreign Assistance Crucial to Michigan’s Economy, U.S. National Security


April 03, 2019

Senator Levin, Governor Snyder and Hendrik Meijer Lead Michigan Effort to Strengthen U.S. Leadership Overseas


Past Events

Roundtable Invite-only lunch with USAID’s Michael Metzler

March 29, 2023 11:45 am ET

Featured Speaker

Michael Metzler

A Conversation with Rep. Jack Bergman, Lt. Gen. Robert S. Walsh & Brian J. Cavanaugh

March 14, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Featured Speaker

Representative Jack Bergman

U.S. House of Representatives

Featured Speaker

Lt. Gen. Robert S. Walsh

Featured Speaker

Brian J. Cavanaugh

American Global Strategies

Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Peter Meijer

April 27, 2022 10:00 am ET

Featured Speaker

U.S. House of Representatives

2021 USGLC Heartland Summit

September 28, 2021 12:00 pm ET

Virtual Heartland Summit

Get in touch with us!

Nezar Jamal

Director of Heartland Outreach