Company Branding Name
Council of Great Lakes
Council of Great Lakes Governors
The Council of Great Lakes Governors is a non-partisan partnership of the Governors of the eight Great Lakes States - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The Great Lakes Governors share a dual stewardship for both the world's single largest source of fresh water and the economic heartland of North America. The Great Lakes contain one fifth of the world's fresh water. The region generates nearly 30% of our nation's gross domestic product and about 60% of all U.S. manufacturing. Today, the Council's Governors lead strategic alliances to protect our region's natural resources and sustain our world-class economy. The Governors' belief is that sound environmental policy makes good economic sense.
The Council of Great Lakes Governors launched its China office in October 2012. Strategically located in Shanghai, the Great Lakes China Trade Office serves several purposes for all of the Great Lake States businesses: attracting foreign direct investment, export trade development, education initiatives and tourism opportunities between Great Lake States and China. The office provides a range of export support services to facilitate their entrance into the China market. Services are custom designed to fit the needs and strategic goals of each company as they seek to gain access or expand their presence in China.