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.

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Cities Initiative formally challenges approval of Waukesha Diversion...

On August 22, attorneys for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative submitted a request for a hearing to challenge the decision by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Council to allow the City of Waukesha, WI to divert water from Lake Michigan for use as a public water supply. The City asserts that the purpose of the challenge is to preserve the long term integrity of the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact because it has “grave concern that [approval of the City of Waukesha diversion application] will set a bad precedent for future applications.”

Healing our Waters Coalition invites US presidential campaigns to outline Great Lakes platform...

The 12th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference is scheduled for September 20-22 in Sandusky, OH. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for highlighting Great Lakes restoration issues and projects. The Healing our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (HOW), which hosts the conference, has invited representatives of the US presidential campaigns to attend the conference and provide a keynote address that describes how they would protect and restore the Great Lakes if elected.

Great Lakes Advisory Board tours Sheboygan River AOC at summer meeting...

The Great Lake Advisory Board toured a successful restoration project funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and established work priorities for 2016 and 2017 at its summer meeting on July 20-21 in Sheboygan, WI. CGLI President Kathryn A. Buckner attended the meeting as a member of the GLAB and its Science and Information Subcommittee.

State of the Lakes will be featured at Great Lakes Public Forum...

Registration is open for the Great Lakes Public Forum, which is scheduled for October 3-6 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, ON and the Great Lakes Commission’s Annual Meeting, which will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on October 6-7.