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Waters rise, gas prices drop and boats boom in summer 2016
Great Lakes Echo (9/26)
Michigan boating boomed this summer as water levels reached near-record highs, gas prices stayed low and the weather invited people to cruise, said boating experts across the state.

COMMENTARY: Discharge act protects Great Lakes
The Columbus Dispatch (9/24)
The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act clarifies important rules governing the discharge of ballast water and it is legislation that both political parties can agree on, citizens should support, and that would benefit businesses, consumers and taxpayers alike.

DEC: Lake Ontario Chinook salmon stocking cuts won't affect the fishing much
New York Upstate (9/23)
New York State DEC fisheries officials talked and Lake Ontario charter boat captains raised pointed questions at two meetings concerning a joint New York / Canadian plan to cut Chinook salmon and lake trout stocking levels in Lake Ontario by 20 percent.

Suds help fuel surge in shipments at Burns Harbor port
Post-Tribune (9/21)
The Midwest's penchant for craft beer and energy efficiency is helping to put the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on course for another high-volume year, with a 66 percent hike in large cargo shipments through August compared to the same period last year.

Not just the Motor City: Detroitís boat and shipbuilding past
Great Lakes Echo (9/15)
Detroitís manufacturing history stretches beyond the confines of Americaís highways to Americaís waterways.

Grand Prix economic impact races to record
The Times (9/11)
This year's Great Lakes Grand Prix held offshore from Michigan City, Ind., set a record for both economic impact and attendance.

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Overview
The binational Great Lakes region is North America's industrial heartland, and also supports a multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation and tourism industry, a strong maritime transportation system, and a diverse and extensive agricultural base. The primary economic activities in the region today are agriculture, industrial manufacturing, steel production, shipping, commercial and sport fisheries, and recreation and tourism.

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General Resources
A Changing Great Lakes Economy: Economic and Environmental Linkages
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Great Lakes Commission
This paper, prepared for the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference 1994, presents the economic and environmental linkages of the Great Lakes.

Advancing North America's High Performance Heartland
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Outlines how the council's projects relate to high performance.

Assessing the Midwest Economy
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
This comprehensive study is a compilation of more than two dozen papers focusing on various subjects, including industry trends, the agricultural and urban sectors, global markets, taxes and regulation, the labor force, and education and technology.

MichEEN: the Michigan Energy Efficiency Network
The Michigan Energy Efficiency Network is a tool for sharing and creating the strategies needed to solve 21st century energy challenges.

North America's High Performance Heartland
Council of Great Lakes Governors
This report, released in May 1994, articulates the governors' belief that a high-performance economy is the pathway to strong world-class businesses and a sustainable environment.

Northeast-Midwest State Economic Profiles
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The site provides a one-stop source for current, unique economic and demographic data on the Midwest.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
U.S. SLSDC and Canadian SLSMC
This joint, binational site of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation offers comprehensive data on water levels and wind speeds; shipping and navigation regulations and official forms; and links to every organization, port and government agency involved with the Great Lakes Seaway System.

The Vital Center: A Federal-State Compact to Renew the Great Lakes Region
The Brookings Institution
Released in October 2006, this report examines the economic challenges facing the Great Lakes region, and calls for a new federal-state compact to help the region reassert its global economic leadership.

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Publications
Chicago Fed Letter
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
A monthly newsletter featuring an essay on economic policy issues of regional or national interest, including a regional economic index.

Economic Perspectives
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
A bimonthly journal of in-depth articles largely reporting on the bank's economic research in the financial, business, agricultural and international sectors.

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