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Enhancing the economy of the Great Lakes region

The Great Lakes Economic Development Council offers a remarkable breadth of resources and experiences to assist you in achieving your personal, professional and organizational goals. Our goal is to edify each GLEDC member by providing access to a combination of thought leadership content, networking opportunities, quality connections, and member benefits that can’t be found anywhere else. Further, by strengthening its members, the career development of GLEDC members, it advances, promotes, and protects the economic interests of the region.

We invite you to partner with the Great Lakes Economic Development Council (GLEDC) in promoting the economic benefit of doing business in one of the world’s most important economic regions.

GLEDC members provide leadership in accelerating business investment in the Great Lakes region through advocacy, education and promotion efforts. It is a voluntary association of economic development organizations, governments; colleges and universities; private businesses, associations and other interested parties located in the states and provinces of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

How the Great Lakes Economic Development Council Helps

New Strategies & Perspectives

Career and Community Networks

Local & Regional Economies