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Council of Great Lakes Governors Newsletter Available

The Council of Great Lakes Governors is pleased to announce that the May 2014 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available.

Highlights in this issue of THE COMPASS:

  • Highlights in this issue of THE COMPASS:
    * A Message from Council Co-Chair Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
    * Governors and Premiers Jumpstart Regional Economy and Environmental Protection
    * Council and Paulson Institute Launch Foreign Direct Investment Initiative
    * Council to Lead Four Trade Missions in 2014-15
    * Mutual Aid Agreement Targets AIS Threat
    * Chicago Hosts IPW 2014

Great Lakes Governors and Premiers Jumpstart Regional Economy and Environmental Protection

The Great Lakes Governors and the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec gathered today at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium for the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2014 executive meeting.  The meeting’s theme was ”Accelerating Progress,“ following up on 2013’s breakthrough summit on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  In Chicago, the Governors and Premiers announced a series of actions to further enhance our region’s competitiveness and better protect our environment.

View the full press release.

Great Lakes Governors and Premiers Announce Mutual Aid Agreement and Take Other Steps to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

The Great Lakes Governors and Premiers of Ontario and Quebec today announced bold actions to combat the threat of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.  At the center of these actions is the announcement of a Mutual Aid Agreement that will empower the States and Provinces to act collaboratively and share staff and expertise in the event of a serious threat from aquatic invasive species.

View the full press release.  View the Mutual Aid Agreement.

Council Trade Missions Set to Propel Regional Exports

The Council will be leading four multi-State/Provincial trade missions in the next year:

  • Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey: November 1-11, 2014
  • Mexico: March 1-7, 2015
  • East Africa: May 11-16, 2015
  • Québec: June 15-17, 2015

More information on the trade missions can be found here.