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Public Policy Agenda - Great Lakes Metro Chamber Coalition

The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition is composed of nearly 40 chambers of commerce in the Great Lakes states.  

These chambers support economic development in the Great Lakes region -- one of the world's most important economic engines, covering all or parts of twelve states and two Canadian provinces.  If our region was a nation, it would be the third largest economy in the world with a combined gross domestic product of more than $5.7 trillion powered by one of the most dynamic advanced manufacturing sectors in the world. 

Our chambers are calling for significant short term and long term investment and new policy initiatives in five strategic areas:

  • Federal transportation infrastructure funding and policy
  • A 21st century border with Canada
  • Energy Development
  • Immigration of High-Skilled Talent
  • Water Quality in the Great Lakes

Collaborating with the Brookings Institution and building on the work of the Great Lakes Commission and other regional groups, the chambers are recommending federal adoption of a strategic cluster of projects that will put thousands of people immediately back to work and will also fuel the region’s longer term economic transformation. 

For more information on the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition or questions about this website, please contact:

Brad Williams
Vice President, Government Relations
Detroit Regional Chamber
One Woodward Suite 1900
Detroit MI 48226