Bringing the Region Together

The Council of the Great Lakes Region

The Council of the Great Lakes Region provides a binational, multi-sector forum for exchange and collaboration on the region’s key risks and opportunities. Beginning with conversations about the Region’s most critical issues, the Council encourages those with common interests to drive commitment and action through dialogue groups, research, advocacy, and programs.

We encourage collaboration on the opportunities and Challenges facing the Great Lakes Region

The region’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability demands collaborative action. We invite you to join us in confronting the most pressing economic, social, and environmental issues facing the Great Lakes region, and building the future of the region together, today.

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We provide access to information, dialogue, and collaboration focused on our community’s shared vision for the future. Visit the online Great Lakes Economic Forum for the latest insights.

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Shaping the Region, Together

The Council of the Great Lakes Region is a bi-national forum committed to fostering dialogue and collaboration among the eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces that comprise this vital mega-region. 

Let's Work Together to Build a Sustainable, Prosperous Future

Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to be a participant of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative with more than 18,000 participants across 160 countries united in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and universal principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

CGLR’s commitment to strengthening the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of the bi-national Great Lakes region embodies the UNGC’s vision of mobilizing a movement of companies and stakeholders to create a better world, one that is more sustainable and just.

Download and read the 2022 CGLR Communication on Engagement (COE) by clicking the button below. 

Celebrating the Great Lakes
Through Photos