In recent months, the world has seen unprecedented developments related to COVID-19.  While COVID-19 puts our work in a different perspective, it also underscores the importance of ensuring basic needs are met.  GSGP Chair and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers provides an update.

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GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE GOVERNORS AND PREMIERS

Projects

Protection and Restoration

The Great Lakes Governors established a list of nine priorities to guide the restoration and protection of the largest single source of fresh surface water in the world, the Great Lakes

Water Management

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers are taking the lead in protecting the world's largest supply of surface fresh water

Aquatic Invasive Species

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors’ and Premiers’ Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force works to stop the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Basin

International Trade

The Conference manages a network of fifteen shared international trade offices on behalf of its member States and Provinces. 

Tourism

Through the Great Lakes USA and Cruise the Great Lakes the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors’ and Premiers encourage tourism to the region both domestically and around the world.  

Maritime

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers Regional Maritime Strategy is designed to double maritime trade, shrink the environmental footprint of the region’s transportation network, and support the region’s industrial core. 

8 States   2 Provinces

Protecting
Drinking Water for
40+ Million
People

Managing
20%
of the world's
surface water

Building on
100,000
cruise passenger
port visits 

Growing a
$6 trillion
Regional
economy

Award winning
Great Lakes
St.Lawrence
Compact & Agreement

Propelling
exports through
16
int'l trade offices

Facilitating more than
$1.06 billion
in 2016-2021 export sales

Combating AIS through
50+
actions against
high-risk species

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