In the absence of a waiver permitting otherwise, every project seeking COMIDA assistance must use all local labor for the construction of new, expanded or renovated facilities. “Local” is defined as residing in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, or Yates Counties. Certain JobsPlus and all Enhanced JobsPlus projects have an additional all local suppliers requirement. Projects will be subject to on-site compliance monitoring regarding the local labor commitment, employment requirements and incentive verification. The cost of this monitoring will be paid by COMIDA.
The request to secure a verified exemption for use of non-local labor must be received in writing from the applicant, and must allow 45 days for processing and required due diligence.