Sponsorship & Membership



  • Become a ‘Contributing’ member:
    • This is a great way to create new relationships and receive privileged rates and access to CGLR’s events and working groups. Categories of membership include the following:
      • SMEs (1-499 employees) – $5,000 per year
      • Government Departments – $5,000 per year
      • Academic Institutions – $2,500 per year
      • Nonprofit Organizations – $350 per year
      • Individuals – $150 per year
      • Large Corporations (500+ employees) – $10,000 per year
  • Become a ‘Catalyst’ partner:
    • Investing in a partnership ($25,000 per year for a minimum of three years) guarantees your organization/company receives the recognition of a member and a sponsor, as well as maximum visibility across all of CGLR’s marketing channels. CGLR will also help you lead a regional dialogue in a sector or on an issue that is important to you.
  • Become a ‘Sustaining’ partner:
    • CGLR values and leverages every dollar our members and partners contribute, and we are committed to a high degree of accountability, transparency, and performance as a result. To be effective and succeed in the long-term however, CGLR needs predictable, base funding. Help take us to the next level. Contact mark@councilgreatlakesregion.org to design a tailor made sustaining partnership.
  • Become a ‘Core’ event sponsor:
    • Sponsoring events like the Great Lakes Economic Forum position you as a thought leader in the most important economic region to the U.S. and Canada, and provide a highly visible platform to promote your brand and message to an elite audience.
    • Sponsorships are available at all levels of visibility: Platinum ($20,000), Gold ($15,000), Silver ($10,000), Bronze ($5,000) and supporter ($2,500). Please contact Mark Fisher, President and CEO of CGLR, at ceo@councilgreatlakesregion.org for specific details.


To apply for CGLR Membership

Fill out this form to apply to become a CGLR member.

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