Economic Development Corporation of Greater Detroit: Michael Weston Records

Accession Number: 
UR002358
Extent: 
2 linear feet (2 SB)
Date: 
1969-1975, bulk 1971-1972

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 and Hispanics to grow their own businesses. Weston left the EDC in 1973 to accept a position as a university attorney at Northwestern University. He retired from Northwestern in 2001 as vice president and general counsel. The EDC merged with the Inner City Business Improvement Forum circa 1974.

The records of Michael C. Weston reflect the administrative concerns of the EDC during his tenure there and particularly document his work with the organization.

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