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  • Low Water Levels Report:<br/>Low Water Blues: Economic Impact Assessment of Declining Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Levels

    Low Water Levels Report:
    Low Water Blues: Economic Impact Assessment of Declining Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Water Levels

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  • The Great Lakes provide drinking water to over 40 million households in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more facts in our new brochure.

    The Great Lakes provide drinking water to over 40 million households in the U.S. and Canada. Learn more facts in our new brochure.

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  • Mutual Skills Recognition for Regional Workforce Development Project:<br/>Home to 105 million people, the region supplies 46 million jobs or nearly 30% of the combined U.S. & Canadian workforce.

    Mutual Skills Recognition for Regional Workforce Development Project:
    Home to 105 million people, the region supplies 46 million jobs or nearly 30% of the combined U.S. & Canadian workforce.

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  • Support for Cross-border Trade by SMEs Project:<br/>Each year, the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Region contributes roughly USD $232 billion to Canada-U.S. trade

    Support for Cross-border Trade by SMEs Project:
    Each year, the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Region contributes roughly USD $232 billion to Canada-U.S. trade

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CGLR’s projects address regional concerns and strive to encourage regional collaboration, provide evidence to be used in regional decision-making, and offer concrete and practical solutions.

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Sponsorships & Membership

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CGLR belongs to its members. Its work and the directions it takes are a function of the active participation and support of the region’s organizations.

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What’s happening at CGLR

Low Water Blues–Economic Fallout from Lower Future Water Levels in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region Could Total More Than $18 Billion by 2050

June 27, 2014 | CGLRAdmin If future water levels in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River remain near the low end of the historic range for sustained periods, the long-term economic impact on the region could reach $18.82 billion by 2050, according to a new Mowat Centre study conducted for the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR). Read More

Council of the Great Lakes Region to lead Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action on modernizing infrastructure in the region

June 24, 2014 | CGLRAdmin Denver, Colorado – Mark Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of the Great Lakes Region (the “Council”), announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting in Denver Colorado, a working meeting that is bringing together leaders from the business, Read More

Council of the Great Lakes Region Applauds Passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act

June 11, 2014 | CGLRAdmin Cleveland, OH and, Toronto, ON – Mark Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of the Council of the Great Lakes Region, released the following statement applauding the passage of H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, which aims to advance the modernization of America’s waterways and ports. Read More

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