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The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition is a collective of chambers of commerce across the Great Lakes region that jointly advocate on core policy issues, including water quality, immigration reform, trade, and transportation and infrastructure. Since its founding in 2008, the coalition has become a leading and effective voice on federal policy impacting the Great Lakes region.

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Current Issues

Together, these policy priorities, if advanced, can position the Great Lakes region to once again lead the world in innovation and the economic growth that it fosters.

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Transportation & Infrastructure

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Immigration Reform

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Water Quality in the Great Lakes Region

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Talent Attraction

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Energy Development

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U.S. & Canada Border Crossing/Trade

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Protecting Federal Assets Across the Great Lakes


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Great Lakes Chambers of Commerce: Congressional leaders need to support transit funding

The Trump administration recently released its long-anticipated infrastructure plan calling for spending $200 billion in federal funds to incentivize up to $1.5 trillion in total infrastructure investment. While many details still need to be worked out by congressional leaders, the plan is a positive step for this important national dialogue. However, our nation is in need of a drastic infusion of infrastructure investment, and before we move forward with new programs, we must ensure existing funding streams are secure, including the Capital Investment Grant program (CIG), which funds critical transit projects.

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