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Meet the CEO Who Wants to Bring 50,000 Immigrants to Detroit

Tim Bryan, always trying to drum up business for his city, has made "Outsource to Detroit" his motto.

Tim Bryan, the CEO of Detroit software company GalaxE Solutions, is passionate about the good he thinks new immigrants bring to America. After all, his own dad is a Czech immigrant. He’s so keen to reinvigorate Detroit that he thought up the slogan “Outsource to Detroit,” and hung a huge billboard with these words on his company’s downtown office building, hoping to encourage companies to hire workers in Detroit to do jobs they might consider outsourcing overseas. Bryan gives his whole-hearted support to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to ask the federal government to grant the state 50,000 visas for skilled immigrants who are willing to move to Detroit over the next five years.

Bryan told Khalil AlHajal of MLive Detroit, “I believe that this country prospers when people come from other countries to work here. Our immigration rules need to be revised both on the practical level, based on the fact that we need certain skill sets for our economy to remain competitive, but also the fact that our country was built on the backs of immigrants.” And if those visas come through, Bryan just might put up a billboard to welcome his new workers.

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Source: Mlive.Com

Jenny Shank is a fiction writer and journalist in Boulder, Colo. Her first novel, “The Ringer,” won the High Plains Book Award. Her stories, essays, satire and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, McSweeney's and The Guardian.