Detroit — With major upgrades on the horizon for the city’s roads, parks and water system, Mayor Mike Duggan wants to ensure those projects will be putting more Detroiters to work.

Duggan said he intends to amend an executive order in the coming weeks that will call for contractors and subcontractors on city-funded projects to employ a workforce that’s at least 51 percent Detroit residents. The mandate would broaden a rule already in place for publicly funded construction projects, such as the new Little Caesars Arena, so it applies within city departments as well.

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