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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.

U.S. federal budget bill preserves funding for GLRI in FY2017...

On May 1, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, an omnibus bill that funds the federal government through FY2017. The bill, which President Trump signed into law on May 5, funds GLRI at $300 million for FY2017 (the same funding as in the FY2016 budget). Congress’ decision to fully fund GLRI for FY2017 suggests that Congress may disagree with the President’s budget priorities pertaining to Great Lakes restoration.

Great Lakes Economic Forum 2017 features US Ambassador to Canada...

On April 25 and 26, 2017, the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) convened the third annual Great Lakes Economic Forum in Detroit. The forum was attended by representatives of federal, state, and provincial governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, businesses, and trade associations from the US and Canada. The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence economy and to share ideas and insights on how to enhance cross-border collaboration. Previous conferences were convened in Chicago (2015) and Toronto (2016).

New CGLI initiative will explore regional sustainability...

CGLI will launch a new initiative this year that will enable industry to develop a regional sustainability strategy for the Great Lakes region. The strategy may consist of a framework, set of principles, suite of metrics, general guidelines, or some other mechanism that embodies principles of sustainability specific to the Great Lakes region.

US and Canada announce schedule for implementing strategies for all “round 1” chemicals of mutual concern...

U.S. EPA and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) are developing and preparing to implement binational management strategies for substances identified as “round 1” chemicals of mutual concern (CMCs). The agencies’ timeline currently contemplates that the strategies will be finalized and implemented by the end of 2017.