The full Milwaukee Common Council has passed a proposal that will require the City of Milwaukee to purchase certain Milwaukee-made goods.

As Ordinance Author I applaud the broad support the proposal received. Passing it into law can have a significant positive impact on the local and American economies. As a major purchaser of goods, a decision by the City of Milwaukee to invest taxpayer money in the local economy should pump millions of dollars into creating much-needed jobs that otherwise have been shipped overseas.

Our taxpayers want those jobs here, and the city should use its purchasing power to support local employers and the Milwaukeeans they hire.

Anyone interested in learning more about bidding on Milwaukee contracts should contact me for more details.  There are potentially $10 million at stake next year!