Each year, the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region contributes roughly USD$232 billion to United States – Canada trade. This trade, however, is concentrated to a few border crossings and defined corridors, such as Detroit-Windsor, Buffalo-Niagara, Port Huron-Sarnia.
Over the last decade, we have also witnessed the development of unique innovation clusters within the region’s metropolitan areas, from life sciences to information and communications and technology.
The advantages of doing business within these corridors and clusters are numerous.
The Council of the Great Lakes Region, working with partners from government, business, and academia, will examine how we can strengthen the region’s trade corridors and the formation and growth of economic clusters.