A new report by the Global Talent Retention Initiative shows that Michigan's tech field is growing, It found Michigan's international students are choosing to stay in Michigan after graduation at three times the rate of out-of-state students. The international students are also three times more likely than domestic students to major in stem fields, which include critical science, technology, engineering, and math. Michigan colleges and universities host more than 25 thousand international students who contribute more than 750-million to Michigan's economy each year. The Global Talent Retention Initiative, the group that did this research, was launched to keep international students in Michigan after their graduation. It's the group's goal to have Michigan become the Silicon Valley of the Midwest, and the research indicates that may be possible.
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