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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.

Phase II of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Economic Impact Study Underway...

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation approved a grant to support the second phase of the GLRI Economic Impact Study. The study, which began in June 2017, aims to quantify the economic impacts of U.S. federal investments under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) from 2010 through 2016. The first phase concluded in October 2017, and provided a preliminary, “rough cut” estimate of the economic impact of the GLRI using immediately available data and research tools. The second phase will expand on the Phase I results and yield a more comprehensive estimate of the economic impact of GLRI investments.

Registration is open for the Great Lakes Economic Forum...

Registration is open for the fourth Great Lakes Economic Forum (GLEF) in Montreal, Quebec from May 3-5. GLEF a cross-border conference and trade expo that brings together senior leaders from business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector from across the eight Great Lakes states and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec to discuss critical issues that impact the Great Lakes economy. GLEF is hosted and convened by the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR).

Foxconn Development: City of Racine, WI Water Diversion Application...

Foxconn Technology Group, a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer, has announced plans to build a $10 billion manufacturing complex in Mt. Pleasant, WI that reportedly will bring up to 13,000 jobs to southeastern Wisconsin. The facility will be constructed in an “electronics and information technology manufacturing zone” that the Wisconsin legislature created in September 2017. The complex will be constructed in a portion of Mt. Pleasant that is partly inside the Great Lakes basin and partly in the Mississippi River basin.

Great Lakes Coalition Issues Joint Statement of U.S. Legislative Priorities...

On March 5, a coalition of Great Lakes organizations released a joint statement of U.S. legislative priorities for the Great Lakes region. The statement encourages Congress to fully fund GLRI, maintain base agency budgets for important Great Lakes programs, strengthen conservation programs in the 2018 Farm Bill, boost funding for water infrastructure, strengthen programs that prevent and control invasive species, and maintain and upgrade navigation infrastructure. The legislative priorities will be presented to legislators at Great Lakes Day in Washington, DC on March 7.