Welcoming Economies In The Rust Belt | Welcoming America

Welcoming Economies In The Rust Belt

The rust belt Welcoming Economies Global Network (WE Network), a program of Welcoming America in partnership with Global Detroit, is a regional network of more than twenty initiatives across the Rust Belt tapping into the economic development opportunities created by immigrants. The WE Network strengthens the work, maximizes the impact, and sustains the efforts of these inclusive economic development initiatives.


Participants benefit from peer-to-peer learning, access to technical assistance, and other capacity building resources.

Who can join?

Welcoming America invites local governments and local nonprofits that welcome, retain, and empower immigrant communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to apply.

Commitments For Participation


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