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Our mission is to provide leadership in accelerating business investment in the Great Lakes region

Join a community that collaborates to grow a prosperous and sustainable future for the Great Lakes region of North America.


The GLEDC offers its members professional development, networking opportunities and a comprehensive offering of resources, both on and offline.

The Great Lakes region of North America has a long history of leadership in the U.S. and Canadian economies. As a center for research and innovation, the region is known around the world for its industrial, agricultural and academic strengths.  It is home to some of the world's greatest businesses,  entrepreneurs, educators and scientists.

The Great Lakes Economic Development Council (GLEDC) seeks to leverage these resources to accelerate continued business investment in the region through advocacy, education and promotion efforts.  It is a voluntary association of governments; colleges and universities; economic development organizations; private businesses, associations and other interested parties.

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