Detroit Economic Development Corporation
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Abstract In the late 1960s, a consensus emerged among Democrats and Republicans, city and outstate interests, business and labor that downtown Detroit needed a stadium to house the Detroit Tigers baseball team and the Detroit Lions football team to revitalize a decaying area of the city. With backing from Republican Governor William Milliken, the Michigan state legislature created the Wayne County Stadium Authority. The group soon sought out the owners of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit...
Abstract A graduate of Brown University and the University of Michigan Law School, Michael Weston practiced law at Hill, Lewis, Andrews, Adams, Goodrich and Power (now known as Clark Hill), before serving as Secretary (1969), Treasurer (1970) and President (1972) of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Developed out of the 1967 riots, the EDC of Greater Detroit was a multi-corporate consortium created as the Detroit business establishment’s vehicle to increase opportunities for African-Americans...