GLC ready to work with new presidential administration, Congress on Great Lakes priorities
Many in the region are wondering what the election of Donald Trump might mean for the Great Lakes. Our executive director Tim Eder was quoted extensively in a recent news article on the topic.
"Eder said the bi-national commission would not 'rest on its laurels' and plans to educate the Trump Administration about how important the Great Lakes are as both an environmental treasure and economic asset.
'I'm also not going to sit back and assume he'll waltz into office and start investing in the Great Lakes because we think it's a good idea,' he said. 'We're going to have to work hard to make our case.'"
The article also discussed the opportunity for the Great Lakes to benefit from potential infrastructure investments.
"Eder said there's a 'very strong case to be made that the maritime infrastructure in the Great Lakes would be a good place to invest.'
'It's critical to manufacturing,' he said. 'If we're going to sustain and build on our manufacturing economy -- which seems to be consistent with (Trump's) economic platform -- then the Soo Locks are a fundamental piece of that puzzle.'"
The GLC remains fully committed to educating decision-makers on the enormous economic and ecological value of the Great Lakes. For more information on our federal priorities, please click here.