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CGLI Promotes …

Sustainable Development in the Great Lakes Region
CGLI promotes the economic growth and vitality of the region in harmony with its human and natural resources (sustainable development). CGLI works to ensure that industry is a substantive partner in the development of public policy in the Great Lakes region and encourages active industry participation in developing and implementing sustainable development policies and practices in the Great Lakes region.

Our Members are …

U.S. and Canadian Industry with significant Great Lakes assets
CGLI is a tax-exempt organization that represents the common interests of U.S. and Canadian industrial organizations from the manufacturing, utilities, transportation, communications, financial services and trade sectors. CGLI represents companies that have investments, facilities, products, or services in the Great Lakes region.

We focus on …

A Vision for the Great Lakes Region
CGLI envisions a Great Lakes regional business climate that is built on a foundation of sustainable development and is supported by public policies that promote sustainable ecosystems, attract and maintain a robust industrial base, enhance social systems and opportunities for the community, and provide for long-term economic stability.

CGLI participates in Water Summit at Northland College to discuss the Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative...

On October 1, 2016, CGLI President Kathryn Buckner participated in a Water Summit convened by the Northland College Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation. The Summit brought together Great Lakes policy makers and water resource experts on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to discuss “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Watch a video about the Summit at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJBHl7SayeU.

CGLI President Kathryn Buckner Promotes the Great Lakes Economy in Comments to the Great Lakes Commission...

On October 7, 2016, CGLI President Kathryn Buckner participated in a panel at the Great Lakes Commission’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON that addressed the importance of the Great Lakes economy and the need for a coordinated and collaborative regional economic agenda. Click on the heading to read her comments.

Great Lakes Commission focuses on climate change, maritime transportation, and infrastructure at Annual Meeting...

The Great Lakes Commission’s annual meeting (October 6-7, 2016, Toronto, Ontario) featured an emphasis on climate change impacts, maritime transportation, and infrastructure. The meeting opened with a welcome address provided by the Honorable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, who highlighted the need to protect Ontario and other Great Lakes communities from the effects of climate change. A keynote address was delivered by the Honorable Kathryn McGarry, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, who outlined various programs in Ontario that are designed protect wetlands and preserve open space.

Second Triennial Great Lakes Public Forum in Toronto Draws Large Crowd...

Approximately 600 people attended the second triennial Great Lakes Public Forum (Toronto, October 4-6, 2016). Attendees represented Canadian and U.S. governmental agencies, tribal governments, NGO organizations, businesses, and interested citizenry. Presentations and the atmosphere throughout the forum ranged from those describing high level science and “number crunching” to passionate and dramatic expressions of concern, frustration, or longing for the Lakes. A portion of the Forum program was hosted by the International Joint Commission as part of the public consultation process they are using to assess progress by the Canadian and U.S. governments to restore and protect the Great Lakes.