Since before the booming days of the auto industry, Greater Flint has been a promising destination for people coming to the United States. Since its beginning, immigrants have contributed to the city’s culture and infrastructure. In the high times of the auto industry, immigrants from all over Europe brought with them their hard work, mechanical engineering skill and business sense. Later, immigrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East joined them and added more. As Flint grew, the International population grew and, today, continues to grow. Greater Flint benefits from each and every new idea and skill that is brought to the area.
Flint is an International city and always has been. Now is the perfect time, as the city is reinvented, to make it a place with equal opportunity for all. My City Magazine has chosen to highlight some of the many productive and charitable international groups and people doing their part for a brighter future.