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11 Apr


Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains to give keynote address at Great Lakes Economic Forum

April 11, 2017 | By |

With 19 of the top 100 universities in the world, 24.1 per cent and 72.1 per cent of R&D funding in the U.S. and Canada respectively, and a GDP of US$5.8 trillion, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region is one of the world’s leading hubs of technological innovation and cross-border trade. Read More

04 Apr


Toyota announced as the presenting sponsor of crucial third annual Great Lakes Economic Forum

April 4, 2017 | By |

Decision-makers and business leaders meet to discuss cross-border trade and investment in this vital bi-national region.
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31 Mar


Favourable cross-border business climate in the bi-national Great Lakes – St Lawrence Region faces uncertain future

March 31, 2017 | By |

Great Lakes Economic Forum to discuss importance of open borders and markets.
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21 Mar


CGLR relays concerns to New York State Legislators and Government Officials regarding the State’s Buy American proposals

March 21, 2017 | By |

Dear Governor Cuomo, Senators, and Assembly Members:

I’m writing on behalf of members of the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) to express our strong reservations with New York’s Buy American budget proposal concerning restrictions on the procurement of goods and services, and the significant impact these provisions could have on the long history of cross-border trade and investment between the state of New York and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Read More

13 Mar


Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region Transportation Trends, Issues and Opportunities

March 13, 2017 | By |

The region’s multimodal transportation system is central to the economic competitiveness and prosperity of the region. It’s an extensive network of highways, regional and urban roads, railroads and rail terminals, airports, marine ports and inland waterways, pipelines, and transit infrastructure and related services. Read More