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Duluth Port celebrates key role in wind energy supply chain
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (8/27)
The Port of Duluth, Minn., is playing a key role on the renewable energy supply chain as crews handle all the cargo for a new 43-turbine wind farm that Allete Clean Energy is building in North Dakota.

State's Great Lakes, ocean employment makes waves
Record-Eagle (8/26)
Michigan led the nation in the growth of Great Lakes and ocean employment, according to an analysis of the U.S. marine-related economy between 2011 and 2012.

Feud leaves $1M Customs facility gathering dust
The Detroit News (8/26)
Two years after completion, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have never used a facility built for the agency inside the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Public Dock and Terminal at Atwater and Bates in Detroit, Mich.

How much does Michigan pay to manage water? 'No one has a clue'
MLive (8/26)
Michigan is considering a multi-decade policy roadmap for managing its substantial water resources in a way that marries the state's economic and ecological goals and as with any government plan, a key question is how to pay for it.

Will Michigan buy into fish farming on the Great Lakes?
Michigan Radio (8/25)
Canadians raise fish commercially in open-water pens on the Great Lakes, and proponents say producing seafood like this has the potential to be a billion dollar business for Michigan. But critics say it's too risky, and it wouldn't mix well with the state's tourism industry.

Iron ore shipping continues to dip
Duluth News Tribune (8/23)
While the failure late last month of one of the Soo Locks didn’t affect July’s Great Lakes shipping numbers, iron ore cargos carried by U.S.-flag Great Lakes ships fell again, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported last week.

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Overview
The binational Great Lakes region is North America's industrial heartland, and also supports a multi-billion dollar outdoor recreation and tourism industry, a strong maritime transportation system, and a diverse and extensive agricultural base. The primary economic activities in the region today are agriculture, industrial manufacturing, steel production, shipping, commercial and sport fisheries, and recreation and tourism.

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General Resources
A Changing Great Lakes Economy: Economic and Environmental Linkages
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Great Lakes Commission
This paper, prepared for the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference 1994, presents the economic and environmental linkages of the Great Lakes.

Advancing North America's High Performance Heartland
Council of Great Lakes Governors
Outlines how the council's projects relate to high performance.

Assessing the Midwest Economy
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
This comprehensive study is a compilation of more than two dozen papers focusing on various subjects, including industry trends, the agricultural and urban sectors, global markets, taxes and regulation, the labor force, and education and technology.

MichEEN: the Michigan Energy Efficiency Network
The Michigan Energy Efficiency Network is a tool for sharing and creating the strategies needed to solve 21st century energy challenges.

North America's High Performance Heartland
Council of Great Lakes Governors
This report, released in May 1994, articulates the governors' belief that a high-performance economy is the pathway to strong world-class businesses and a sustainable environment.

Northeast-Midwest State Economic Profiles
Northeast-Midwest Institute
The site provides a one-stop source for current, unique economic and demographic data on the Midwest.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
U.S. SLSDC and Canadian SLSMC
This joint, binational site of the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation offers comprehensive data on water levels and wind speeds; shipping and navigation regulations and official forms; and links to every organization, port and government agency involved with the Great Lakes Seaway System.

The Vital Center: A Federal-State Compact to Renew the Great Lakes Region
The Brookings Institution
Released in October 2006, this report examines the economic challenges facing the Great Lakes region, and calls for a new federal-state compact to help the region reassert its global economic leadership.

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Publications
Chicago Fed Letter
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
A monthly newsletter featuring an essay on economic policy issues of regional or national interest, including a regional economic index.

Economic Perspectives
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
A bimonthly journal of in-depth articles largely reporting on the bank's economic research in the financial, business, agricultural and international sectors.

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