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.”
American Arab Chamber of Commerce
In 2020, Michigan exported
in goods to foreign markets.
1,105,400 jobs (19.30%)
are supported by trade.
in Michigan studied abroad.
Stories from Michigan
America’s Heartland & Investing in Global Food Security and NutritionMichigan
Across all three states, there was a clear understanding that nutrition is key to a child’s development; that healthy children lead better lives. Long-term, we know health children are able to develop into stronger adults who contribute to the development of their communities, economies, and countries.
How the Global Chip Shortage Affects Heartland Businesses, Workers, and JobsMichigan
If there was any doubt that we live in an interconnected world that is reliant on the international exchange of goods, services, and ideas — the past 18 months have put those doubts to rest. One of the most acute ways in which COVID-19 has shown that what happens globally matters locally is the global shortage of semiconductor chips
News & Press Related to Michigan
January 22, 2021
USGLC Launches Next Gen Global Leaders Network and Welcomes Nearly 100 Young Professionals to the 2021 Inaugural ClassMichigan
April 18, 2019
Kalamazoo Area Leaders Learn How Global Leadership Matters LocallyMichigan
April 18, 2019
Rep. Fred Upton to 125 Kalamazoo Leaders: American Diplomacy, Foreign Assistance Crucial to Michigan’s Economy, U.S. National SecurityMichigan
April 03, 2019
Senator Levin, Governor Snyder and Hendrik Meijer Lead Michigan Effort to Strengthen U.S. Leadership OverseasMichigan
Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Peter Meijer
April 27, 2022 10:00 am ET
U.S. House of Representatives
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