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Council of the Great Lakes Region Launches New Program to help SMEs Scale, Innovate, and Export

October 17, 2018 | CGLR
Toronto, Ontario – Today the Council of the Great Lakes Region, in collaboration with Ryerson University, launched a new program called Great Lakes Ready. Utilizing the Magnet Export Business Portal as the backbone of the program, Great Lakes Ready will help small ...
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CGLR Statement on the New Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico

October 2, 2018 | CGLR
October 3, 2018 Toronto, Ontario and Cleveland, Ohio – Mark Fisher, President and CEO of the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), issued the following statement today after reviewing the agreement reached between the Parties: “CGLR commends negotiators for finalizing a new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that updates many elements of the North […]
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BMO Economics Report: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region Expansion to Accelerate

May 4, 2018 | CGLR
Strong activity in Ontario and Quebec States in the region to build momentum with accelerating U.S. economy Possible disruption to NAFTA poses trade challenges to region
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Reduce business property taxes to make Ontario more competitive: Toronto Region Board of Trade

April 23, 2018 | CGLR
TORONTO, ON, April 23, 2018 — To mitigate the costs of an increased minimum wage and high energy prices faced by Ontario business, Toronto Region Board of Trade (the Board) is calling on the campaigning parties
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Mayors, Businesses and NGOs in Ottawa to call for increased investment to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

November 22, 2017 | CGLR
During the second annual Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill, a number of organizations, including the Council of the Great Lakes Region, called on the Government of Canada to establish
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Great Lakes Manufacturing Council Celebrates Its Accomplishments as it Passes the Torch to the Council of the Great Lakes Region

August 17, 2017 | CGLR
Following 10 years of successfully bringing people together to work individually and collectively to improve the conditions for successful manufacturing in the Great Lakes region, the board of directors of the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council (GLMC) has decided to cease the GLMC’s operations and pass the torch to the Council of the Great Lakes Region […]
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Northeast-midwest institute and the council of the Great lakes region announce new partnership

July 11, 2017 | CGLR
The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) and the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) are very pleased to announce a collaboration agreement between the two organizations.
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Improve cross-border labor mobility in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region to stave off looming skills shortages

June 28, 2017 | CGLR
A looming crisis from shortages of skilled labor could be avoided if the United States (U.S.) and Canada did a better job sharing talent across the border, says a new report released today by the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR).
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