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GLC Legislative Priorities 2018

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An Agenda for Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

Presented to the 115th Congress: March 2018  |  Download PDF The eight-state, two-province Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region is an economic powerhouse for the United States and Canada, generating nearly one-third of the two countries’ combined economic output, jobs and exports. However, the economic, cultural and ecological benefits provided by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region are at risk from both new and historic threats. The Great Lakes Commission calls on Congress and the Administration to take actions that will further protect and leverage the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River as vital economic and environmental assets. The priorities in this document outline investments that will create jobs, protect public health and revitalize struggling communities.

Priorities for Sustaining Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

A Joint Agenda for the Great Lakes Region: March 2018  |  Download PDF Restoring and protecting the Great Lakes is an enduring, bipartisan priority for the people of the Great Lakes region and their elected leaders. Our partners with other regional commissions, tribes, cities, business and industry, chambers of commerce, and conservation groups present these joint priorities to sustain progress and maintain the Great Lakes as an economic engine and environmental treasure.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Creating Jobs and Revitalizing Communities

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Fact Sheet: March 2018   |   Download PDF The Great Lakes provide the backbone for a $5 trillion regional economy. They directly generate more than 5 million jobs and $60 billion in wages annually. With strong bipartisan support and a proven record of success, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is creating jobs and revitalizing struggling communities across the eight-state Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Restoration At Work: Interactive Map

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is generating site-specific improvements for communities across the region. This interactive map showcases site-specific GLRI restoration projects funded in Fiscal Years 2010-2017. Note: the interactive map is optimized for desktop or tablet viewing. Click here to visit the Great Lakes Restoration At Work interactive map

Great Lakes Restoration At Work: State Fact Sheets

March 2018 These fact sheets feature information regarding Great Lakes Restoration Initiative benefits and projects specific to each of the eight states in the Great Lakes region.

What the Great Lakes Mean to Your State

March 2018 These web pages showcase how each state benefits from the Great Lakes; provide key facts and figures about economic impacts, tourism, drinking water and other benefits; and links to the GLC delegation and partners.

Promoting a Strong Farm Economy while Protecting the Great Lakes: Conservation Program Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill

A Joint Agenda for the Great Lakes Region – February 2018 |  Download PDF Our partners with agriculture, water utility and conservation groups present these program priorities for the Conservation Title of the 2018 Farm Bill to protect our region’s soil, drinking water and wildlife while promoting a strong farm economy. Farm Bill conservation programs are vital to the efforts of the Great Lakes states, cities, agricultural producers, water utilities and conservation partners and should be maintained and strengthened in the 2018 Farm Bill.

Contact

For questions or media inquiries, please contact Beth Wanamaker, [email protected].

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