Upcoming Events

Virtual Great Lakes Economic Forum Dialogues Slated for Fall 2020: Upcoming Events Address Water, Food Systems, Circular Economy, & Energy

January 1, 1970 | Laura Asiala
“Seek first to understand,” said Stephen Covey, in his groundbreaking work, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, “Then to be understood.” Some thirty years later, it’s still true, and the purpose of establishing a series of dialogues for the Great Lakes Region. Starting in September, the Council of the Great Lakes Region will take the […]
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International Joint Commission Boards Host July 17 Webinar: High Water Levels in Great Lakes

January 1, 1970 | CGLR
Interested in learning more about the historically high water levels in the Great Lakes? Attend the free webinar Friday, July 17 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (EDT) hosted by the International Lake Superior Board of Control, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and the International Niagara Board of Control.  The webinar will provide an overview of […]
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Past Events

Summary Report of the Great Lakes Economic Forum

From April 26-28, 2015, the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) hosted its first Great Lakes Economic Forum in Chicago, Illinois.

The idea behind the event was simple: create a space where business, government, legislative, academic and non-governmental leaders from around the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region could come together each year to share ideas in shaping regional economic policy, boosting the region’s competitive edge, and securing its long-term success.

Collectively, the presentations and cross-cutting panel discussions, which were punctuated by keynote addresses by the Governor General of Canada, the Governor of Illinois, the Mayor of Chicago, the United States and Canadian Ambassadors, and the Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, served to remind us that our success as a bi-national economic region is built on a long tradition of hard work, discovery, ingenuity, perseverance, and renewal.

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Inaugural Great Lakes Economic Forum

From April 26th to the 28th, CGLR hosted its first Great Lakes Economic Forum in effort to bring together business leaders, lawmakers, government executives, academia and advocates from non-governmental trade and environmental organizations to talk about the economy of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region and share insights with respect to ways in which we can work better together across the border and sectors to fortify the region’s strategic economic advantages in today’s borderless climate of global trade and investment.

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CGLR Low Water Levels Paper Release Event

This report looks at recent changes to water levels across the region and the risks and benefits high and low water levels could hold for key interests in the region. The analysis traces the potential economic impact of future lower water levels on the region’s economy.

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CGLR Hosts Virtual Event for Education, Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Releases Great Lakes, Great Minds Report

July 9, 2020 | Laura Asiala
When the global pandemic interrupted the 6th annual Great Lakes Economic Forum, the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) pivoted on the spot, and developed a virtual approach, which included bringing thought leaders from across the region and across sectors together and releasing their latest report ‘Great Lakes, Great Minds: Setting the Stage for […]
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Council of the Great Lakes Region & International Association for Great Lakes Research Form Partnership in 2019

November 30, 2019 | Mark Fisher
The partnership between the Council of the Great Lakes Region and  International Association for Great Lakes formed in 2019 is designed to improve the connection between science, policy, and business interests to accelerate both the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes and the region’s sustainable development. The Great Lakes watershed, shared by the United […]
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2019 e.Builders Forum in Niagara Falls to Focus on Strengthening Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

May 21, 2019 | CGLR
The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) partners with the Niagara Global Tourism Institute (NGTI) and the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) to share contemporary ecosystem building practices, particularly under the lens of multi-jurisdictional clusters and collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. Niagara Falls, NY – The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), a global network for […]
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