updated 5/20/2009 1:33:14 PM ET 2009-05-20T17:33:14

A suburban Detroit mayor whose city is home to two General Motors Corp. facilities and two Chrysler LLC plants is expanding his efforts to get people to buy from the Detroit Three.

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts tells the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News that he wants municipal and school officials in the region to require their staffers to buy Detroit Three vehicles.

More than 200 letters on the issue were mailed this week to Detroit-area cities, townships and school districts.

Over the summer, Fouts issued an executive order calling on his appointees to buy the Detroit Three's vehicles. And he's now in talks with union leaders to expand that policy to other city workers.

Fouts also wants to lure GM's headquarters from downtown Detroit to Warren.

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