Lansing, MI, Mayor Issues Executive Order

September 28, 2010

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero issued an executive order on November 12 providing economic incentives to developers with the expectation that the developer will “make reasonable efforts to hire contractors and subcontractors that are Lansing-based firms, and that the developer and any such contractors or subcontractors will make reasonable efforts to hire Lansing residents and to procure goods and services from Lansing-based firms.”  The agreement in consideration of development incentives is said to “establish performance expectations, reporting requirements, and preferences for Lansing-based firms, resident employees and union employees in hiring, contracting, subcontracting and procurement related to the acceptance of the economic incentives by the applicant.”