The Council has one simple mission: To encourage and facilitate environmentally responsible economic growth through a cooperative effort between the public and private sectors among the eight Great Lakes States and with Ontario and Québec. Through the Council, Governors work collectively to ensure that the entire Great Lakes region is both economically sound and environmentally conscious in addressing today's problems and tomorrow's challenges.
Council of Great Lakes Governors Recruiting for Colombia, Chile and Brazil Trade Mission
The Council of Great Lakes Governors is leading a multi-sector trade mission to Colombia, Chile and Brazil September 8-17, 2013. More information on the mission is available here.
Council of Great Lakes Governors Newsletter Available
The Council of Great Lakes Governors is pleased to announce that the March, 2013 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available for download at http://www.cglg.org/news/newsletter.asp
Highlights in this issue of THE COMPASS:
* A Message from Council Co-Chair Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
* Council Welcomes Governor Pence of Indiana and Premier Wynne of Ontario
* Governors and Premiers to Hold Leadership Summit on Mackinac Island
* Governors Spearhead Regional Science Initiative to Improve Policy
* Council Provides Great Lakes Businesses with a Path to China
* Governors Applaud Legislation to Fix Harbor Funding
* Great Lakes USA Sponsors Great Lakes Regatta
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Great Lakes Protection and Restoration
On January 25, 2013, the Great Lakes Governors applauded legislation recently introduced in Congress that would permanently fix the nation’s dysfunctional funding program to maintain ports and harbors. Specifically, the Governors pledged their support for the RAMP Act, H.R. 335, and commended the sponsors for their leadership. A copy of the Governors’ release can be found here.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Elected Co-Chair of the Council of Great Lakes Governors
The Great Lakes Governors today elected Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as Co-Chair of the Council of Great Lakes Governors, effective January 14, 2013. Snyder will join Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as Co-Chair to spearhead the Council’s efforts to protect the Great Lakes and invigorate the region’s economy.
Full Press Release.
Great Lakes International Trade
"Invest in the Great Lakes Region" website now online
The Council of Great Lakes Governors recently launched a website designed to provide
information on the Great Lakes Region to potentitial
foreign investors. The website acts as a portal to
direct viewers to the investment websites of the
Council's eight member States. The site can be
accessed at http://www.investinthegreatlakes.com.
Invest In the Great Lakes Region Website»
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