Maritime Initiatives

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal & the Great Lakes

The Biden Administration has released its budget proposal for all federal agencies for Fiscal Year 2025, which will begin on October 1. This year’s budget process coincides with FY2024, because... Read More

Investing in the Future

Bi-National Survey Finds Great Lakes is Essential to North American Economy The commitment to solidify the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system as an integral part of the North American economy... Read More

Legislation Introduced to Extend Great Lakes Protections

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, a member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, joined a bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2024, which extends... Read More

Combating Aquatic Invasive Species

Upgrading Canada’s Ballast Water Treatment Regulation Plans In light of the numerous problems created by aquatic invasive species (AIS), Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken out about this on... Read More

New Study Details Economic Impact of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System

A comprehensive independent study of the economic impacts of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system for the 2022 shipping season has been released. The binational study, “Economic Impacts of... Read More

Senator Baldwin Announces $2.6 Billion Plan to Invest in Great Lakes

Senator Tammy Baldwin, Chair of the Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, Climate Change, and Manufacturing, has announced a $2.6 billion plan to invest in Great Lakes and coastal resiliency through... Read More

President’s FY2024 Budget Prioritizes Great Lakes Navigation

New details have been provided about President Biden’s FY2024 budget proposal. The budget, which was released on March 9, includes several important programs for the Great Lakes region.  Great Lakes Region... Read More

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Canada to Provide More Financial Support for the Great Lakes

President Joe Biden will travel to Ottawa, Canada from March 23-24. The President will reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the U.S.-Canada partnership and promote the two countries’ shared security, shared prosperity and shared... Read More

New Economic Development Authority Created for the Great Lakes Region

President Biden has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2023 into law. The massive 4155-page bill provides $1.7 trillion in funding for hundreds of federal programs, including many... Read More

USACE and Great Lake States Execute Coastal Resiliency Study Cost-Share Agreement

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and all eight Great Lakes states will execute a watershed study cost sharing agreement, initiating the Great Lakes Coastal Residency Study, on September 21,... Read More

Sustaining Economic Growth

The Vital Role of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation I often say that the Great Lakes region is the workhorse that powers our nation. Driving America’s industrial and... Read More