The Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region is a mega-marketplace in the North American and global economy. In fact, if the region were a country, it would be the third largest economy in the world.
It is a highly integrated economy, with immense human capital as well as world-class schools and centers of innovation. These assets are leading to a shift in Great Lakes manufacturing from traditional, low-tech businesses to highly advanced industries in the areas of aerospace, robotics, food processing, automation, plastics and fabricated metals.
But how do we ensure that the region is a destination of choice for advanced manufacturing investment and production and how can government support bi-national manufacturing R&D and commercialization?
The Council of the Great Lakes Region, working with partners from government, business, and academia, will examine ways of making the region more attractive for new manufacturing, direct investment and industrial R&D.