The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and President Jimmy Carter
Bob McCabe describes his early days as president of Detroit Renaissance.
Max Fisher agrees to serve as Chairman of New Detroit during a meeting at McGregor Conference Center on the Campus of Wayne State University.
Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Max Fisher, chairman of the board of directors, speaking at the United Brands Co. Annual Meeting in 1976.
Max M. Fisher with A. Alfred Taubman in the early 1980s
Letter from Max M. Fisher to The Texas Jewish Post in support of President Reagan's economic policy.
Max M. Fisher prepares to accept the National Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee in 1994.
Mary Fisher on Max's ability to find the solution.
"Believe in a brighter future for Detroit" article
Max and his wife Marjorie at the National Distinguished Leadership Award festivities.
Elie Weisel, Max Fisher and Golda Meir
Max Fisher fundraising at the famous annual Fisher Meeting in his home, 1984.
Detroit Renaissance Construction
Left to Right: Thomas A. Murphy (Chairman, General Motors), Max M. Fisher, Robert E. McCabe (President, Detroit Renaissance), A. Alfred Taubman, Frederick C. Matthaei, Jr.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.