ECONOMY

Michigan-made/ Un...

Whenever possible, the city should source supplies from Michigan-based companies and companies with a unionized workforce. We should ONLY buy from non-Michigan sources when no other alternative is available and buy from non-unionized suppliers only when there is no unionized workforce in that particular industry.

ECONOMY

People Power

We need to embrace and utilize the diversity of culture that is Warren today. We should see a diversity in our police and fire departments reflective of the citizenry of Warren. One way to do that is have a residency requirement and make sure pay for these positions is competitive.
We could also encourage formation of multiple chambers of commerce reflecting Warrens diversity as well as regions of the city. Why not have a Ukrainian chamber, a Southwest Warren chamber, an Italian or Vietnamese, or Bengali, or Hmong, or Art & Culinary chamber?

ECONOMY

Green Revolution

The Detroit area has been a driver of the fossil fuel based industry that was essential to the growth of this nation and the middle class in this country. Now as the risks to health and climate from fossil fuels are becoming increasingly clear, it is time to look forward and innovate like never before! There is no reason Warren can't be the driver of a new Green Revolution in technology. City ordinances should be welcoming to solar panels and other innovations for energy production, water conservation, zero-waste manufacturing, and retrofitting of buildings to reduce energy consumption. More often than not, regulations create jobs and removing regulations eliminates jobs.