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Mayor Virg Bernero delivered his twelfth and final State of the City Address this evening at Sparrow Hospital on Michigan Avenue, reflecting on twelve years of progress under his leadership, including more than $2.4 billion dollars in new economic development that retained and created over 12,000 jobs.
“I couldn’t be prouder of what we - all of us, together - have accomplished over the past 12 years. We fought our way through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,”Bernero said. “We made the tough decisions - and the strategic decisions - that helped put Lansing back on the map, and back on the path to prosperity.”
Bernero ticked off a series of leading economic indicators that demonstrate the strength of Lansing’s recovery, including the lowest unemployment rate in 15 years, rising home values,steady job growth in key economic sectors, three straight years of population growth, and four consecutive years of city budget surpluses... (press release continued)
Read Mayor Bernero’s 2017 State of the City Address