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(Revised from original 2007 version)
Control Data Corporation and the Urban Crisis
Control Data Corporation is considering its response to the assassination of renowned civil rights activist Martin Luther King. Four months prior, William Norris, president of the Minneapolis-based computer firm had already committed to building a plant in a low-income area of Minneapolis, but with pressure rising on businesses to respond to inner-city needs and increase minority hiring, Norris urges the company to consider building yet another inner-city plant, this time in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Urban Development;
Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact;
District of Columbia;