Statement From Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans On Amazon Decision

"This Amazon bid presented an opportunity to come together as a region and pitch what we collectively have to offer. We put together an impressive bid that will serve us well as we continue to attract investment and talent. Five years ago, I'm not sure we would have even been in the conversation, which speaks to the good things going on and the assets we have. But one of the places we fell short in this bid was transit, it wasn't the only reason, but a significant one. The true missed opportunity here would be to let this moment pass without finally putting together a comprehensive regional transit system for all the social and economic reasons we need it. That's the opportunity before us-getting transit right." -- Warren C. Evans, Wayne County Executive