William Lucas Papers: 1965-1986 (bulk 1975-1986)
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Michigan Department of Commerce [series]

Michigan Department of Commerce (0.2 linear feet, 1983-1993) documents Ross' service as Director of Commerce under the Blanchard Administration from 1984 to 1989. He worked to change Michigan's image to make the state more attractive for investment by corporations at a time when Michigan's economy was struggling and reorganized the Commerce Department. The papers include documents on economic strategy for Michigan and newspaper articles and correspondence as people react to his resignation.

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Articles 1989-1993
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Correspondence 1975-1989

(majority are regarding his resignation)

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Economic Development, notes and research 1983-1984
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Michigan Economic Strategy, article and speech by Ross undated
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"The Michigan Strategy: Building the Future," report to Legislature 1988-1989
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"The Path to Prosperity," findings of the Task Force for a Long Term Economic Strategy for Michigan 1984
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Photographs
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Resignation 1989 (2 folders)