The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers unites the chief executives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec and Wisconsin. The Governors and Premiers work as equal partners to grow the region’s $6 trillion economy and protect the world’s largest system of surface fresh water.
Great Lakes News
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
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
The Conference manages a network of sixteen shared international trade offices on behalf of its member States and Provinces.
Through Cruise the Great Lakes and Great Lakes USA, our region’s Governors and Premiers encourage tourism to the region both domestically and around the world.
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
of the world's
Compact & Agreement
int'l trade offices