2011 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Peter Strauss <petestrauss1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:11:25 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: Re: [CPEO-BIF] Wyoming, Michigan GM site.pdf
Although I am not familiar with this site, I think that this may be a good start in crafting a policy to help fund brownfield sites while promoting jobs. The comments to this article were pessimistic that another industrial/manufacturing facility would come in and be able to pay a "living wage" to workers. That may be true in northern Michigan, but I think its worth exploring in other parts of the country.

Has anyone seen similar types of public/private partnerships that are specifically aimed at creating well-paying jobs?

Peter Strauss
On Mar 22, 2011, at 6:30 AM, Lenny Siegel wrote:

Wyoming uses tax deal to tie former GM stamping plant to 'living wage' jobs

By Matt Vande Bunte
Grand Rapids Press (MI)
March 22, 2011,

WYOMING - A deal approved Monday would use future tax proceeds to reimburse redevelopers of the former General Motors plant on 36th Street SW, so long as the 90-acre site gets revived by manufacturers that provide “living wage” jobs.

“That’s the chance we’re taking,” said Jason Horton, a partner with Bloomfield Hills-based Lormax Stern Development Co. “If we don’t produce, we’re out.

“This is a national and international search.”

Wyoming and Lormax Stern in January announced plans of a public- private effort to redevelop the site that for 75 years housed a major industrial employer.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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