Anderson Economic Group Work

Economic and Fiscal Assessment of a Change in Residency Requirements in the City of Detroit

Anderson Economic Group was commissioned in June of 1999 to evaluate the economic and financial impact of ending the residency requirement for Detroit City employees.  This report summarizes the findings of that analysis, which was presented to the Michigan legislature and three different arbitration panels.  

The Michigan Legislature, in the closing days of the 1999 session, passed Senate Bill 198, which prohibits cities from enforcing residency requirements in future employment agreements. The Governor signed the bill into law on December 22, 1999; it became effective on March 10, 1999.