FG 232 (Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   1 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   100
Organizational Note

This subject category contains material relating to FG 232, Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission. Title V of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 552; 42 U.S.C. 3121) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to designate economic development regions. Following such designation, the Secretary invites the States of the region to establish a regional commission. The Upper Great Lakes Region, consisting of 119 counties in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin were designated on March 3, 1966. The Commission was formally organized on April 11, 1967. The purpose of the Commission is to develop long-range, comprehensive economic development programs for the region, to coordinate Federal and State economic development activities in the region, and to promote increased private investment.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of two memorandums, letters, telegrams, and correspondence.

Primary correspondents include Richard Nixon, Maurice Stans, Patrick J. Lucey, Clark MacGregor, Melvin R. Laird, Alfred E. France, Harry S. Flemming, Thomas F. Schweigert, and Raymond C. Anderson.

Topics include appointments, resignations, legislation affecting the Commission, Economic Development Plans, and Federal funding.

The terms Executive and General used before the code FG 232 generally determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications between Commission members or staff and the President, White House staff members, Federal officials, members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between White House staff members and the general public or a Congressional representative writing on behalf of a constituent.

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