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Council Accepting Intern Applications

The Council is accepting intern applications for the Fall 2014 semester.  For more information click here.

Webinar

The Council of Great Lakes Governors is hosting a FREE "Doing Business in Mexico" Webinar for Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region Companies on Friday, October 3 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. CDT.  For more information please click HERE.

Council of Great Lakes Governors Newsletter Available

The Council of Great Lakes Governors is pleased to announce that the September 2014 edition of its newsletter, THE COMPASS, is now available.

Highlights in this issue of THE COMPASS:

  • Highlights in this issue of THE COMPASS:
    * A Message from Council Co-Chair Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
    * Mutual Aid Agreement Protects Region from Aquatic Invaders
    * Council Recruiting for Trade Mission to Mexico
    * Maritime Initiative Picks Up Steam
    * Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
    * Council Launches New Website
    * Regional Body and Compact Council to Meet in Albany, New York

Great Lakes Governors and Premiers Jumpstart Regional Economy and Environmental Protection

The Great Lakes Governors and the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec gathered on April 25-26, 2014 at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium for the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2014 executive meeting.  The meeting’s theme was ”Accelerating Progress,“ following up on 2013’s breakthrough summit on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  In Chicago, the Governors and Premiers announced a series of actions to further enhance our region’s competitiveness and better protect our environment.

View the full press release.

Great Lakes Governors and Premiers Announce Mutual Aid Agreement and Take Other Steps to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

The Great Lakes Governors and Premiers of Ontario and Quebec on April 26, 2014 announced bold actions to combat the threat of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.  At the center of these actions is the announcement of a Mutual Aid Agreement that will empower the States and Provinces to act collaboratively and share staff and expertise in the event of a serious threat from aquatic invasive species.

View the full press release.  View the Mutual Aid Agreement.

Council Trade Missions Set to Propel Regional Exports

The Council will be leading four multi-State/Provincial trade missions in the next year:

  • Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey: November 1-11, 2014
  • Mexico: March 1-7, 2015
  • East Africa: May 11-16, 2015
  • Québec: June 15-17, 2015

More information on the trade missions can be found here.