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Documentary Library - Great Lakes Metro Chamber Coalition
The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition's Resource Library features our coalition documents, agenda, brochures and letters. 

Additionally, our Library features reports, articles and resources related to each of our coalition's issues.  Please see the issue subtitles below for a list of resources.

Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition Resources

Coalition Agenda

2014 Action Alerts

2014 Coalition E-Briefs

  • E-Brief 2-20-14

  • E-Brief 3-6-14

  • E-Brief 4-22-14

  • E-Brief 5-16-14

  • E-Brief 6-9-14

  • E-Brief 7-9-14

  • E-Brief 8-5-14

  • E-Brief 9-10-14

  • E-Brief 9-23-14

White Papers

White Paper on Transportation and Infrastructure Policy

White Paper on 21st Century Border with Canada

White Paper on Energy  Policy

Great Lakes Metro Chambers Issue Resources

Federal Transportation Infrastructure

Great Lakes Shipping:  In October 2011, a first-ever study that measures the economic impacts of the Great Lakes-Seaway system to both the U.S. and Canada.  Please click here to read the report and the executive summary.

21st Century Border with Canada

Trade with Canada:  How important is your state's trade relationship with Canada?  State Trade Fact Sheets can be found on the website for the Government of Canada.

Canadian Businesses Recommend Border Policy:  Please click on the links below to view two important letters which include recommendations on border policy from the Canadian business perspective.

The first letter is from the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition which represents 47 sector associations and covers both border and regulatory issues

The second letter is from the Businesses for a Better Border (B3) which represents about 40 of the largest volume shippers across the Canada/U.S. border.

Investment in the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Restoration at Work:  The Great Lakes Commission provides fact sheets that showcase how Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds are being directed to on-the-ground projects in the states.  To see how the GLRI is at work in your state, click here

Advancing Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization:  The GLMCC has partnered with the Great Lakes Commission and several other Great Lakes organizations to a one-page regional priority statement.  Click here to see the document. 

Dredging:  A recent report by Michigan Sea Grant explains crisply why dredging is so critical. It says, "Lake vessels can ship goods three times more efficiently than rail and 10 times more efficiently than trucks, which gives mining, manufacturing and agriculture in the region a competitive edge." The problem is that without proper dredging, the efficiencies decrease or go away. Click here for the report.

Asian Carp Study:  The Great Lakes Commission has released a report called "Restoring the Natural Divide."  The report demonstrates that permanent physical barriers to stop Asian Carp are feasible.  To see the report and comments from many of our Great Lakes leaders, click here.

Federal Immigration Policy

The Global Detroit Study:  The Global Detroit Study is an effort to understand the role and impact foreign-born residents have on the economy.  This study outlines a comprehensive strategic plan that can build upon regional and historic assets to help return Michigan to economic prosperity.  Please click here to Global Detroit's Study summary, overview and full report. 

Energy Policies

Shale Gas Industry:  Are you interested in the economic impact of developing the shale gas industry?  Click here to hear two studies from Penn State University that relate to developing the industry in Pennsylvania:

An Emerging Giant:  Prospects and Economic Impact of Developing the Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play (July 24, 2009)

The Economic Impacts of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play:  An Update (May 24, 2010)

Other Issues