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What's New
Would longer shipping season make sense for Seaway?
WWNY-TV - Watertown, NY (8/29)
A report from the Conference of Great Lakes Governors and Premiers suggests a longer season and major upgrades to the St. Lawrence Seaway could double the amount of cargo traveling across the waterway.

Port of Chicago privatization plan draws critics
WTTW-TV - Chicago, IL (8/29)
In Chigaco, Ill., the Southeast Side maritime and industrial site has put out a request for proposal to manage and oversee the port. But officials say they have learned their lessons from the past.

Bottled water companies to pay more, take less in Ontario?
The Canadian Press (8/24)
Bottled water companies in Ontario may soon have to pay more and take less water as public outcry over revelations that the province charges them just $3.71 for every million litres triggered a government review.

Mining opponents seek greater oversight of PolyMetís plans
Pioneer Press (8/23)
Duluth residents critical of the proposed PolyMet copper mine are asking the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to call in an administrative law judge to oversee independent hearings on the companyís application for a mining permit.

Great Lakes steel production fell by 24,000 tons
The Northwest Indiana Times (8/23)
Raw steel production in the Great Lakes region dropped by 3.55 percent to 651,000 tons last week.

The future of commercial fishing on Washington Island is in jeopardy
WFRV-TV - Green Bay, WI (8/23)
Washington Island, Wis., has a rich heritage that was founded on fishing in Door County, however the commercial industry on the island is seeing difficult times and challenges the industry has to overcome.

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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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