March 29, 2017 - Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) hosted two Community Group-to-Business Meetings in Windsor and Detroit to bring together the Proponents participating in the P3 procurement process and organizations currently providing supports to the Windsor and Detroit areas.
WDBA has mandated that a comprehensive Community Benefits Plan be formulated and delivered by the private-sector partner with stringent oversight by WDBA. Through consultation undertaken by WDBA and Michigan, residents, business owners and community leaders on both sides of the border have conveyed that local workforce and training strategies, construction impact and operation mitigation measures, and regional economic and community development opportunities are amongst the top priorities for communities. WDBA has listened and as part of their proposals, the Proponents will be charged with developing Community Benefits Plans that address these regional priorities. Contacts made at these events may lead to future meetings and possible partnerships between the Proponents and those in attendance. Learn more about Community Benefits.