2020 Great Lakes Commission Federal Priorities
Presented to the 116th U.S. Congress: March 2020 | Download PDF The Great Lakes are the economic, ecological and cultural backbone of our eight-state, two-province region. With nearly one-third of U.S. and Canadian economic activity centered around the Great Lakes and 95 percent of our nation’s fresh surface water, the Great Lakes are a natural treasure and a vital economic asset. Restoring, protecting and wisely managing them is an enduring, bipartisan priority for our nation and for the people of the Great Lakes region and their elected leaders. The priorities in this document outline specific investments that will strengthen our nation, create jobs, protect public health and revitalize communities.