Economic Transformation through Great Lakes Region Freshwater Initiative

A conference of mayors in the Great Lakes region focused on utilizing the area’s freshwater resources to fuel economic revitalization.  Many manufacturing processes require water, so the Great Lakes region is a prime location for manufacturers to relocate.  However, there is a misconception about the abundance of freshwater in the region, so it is important to educate citizens about water conservation to raise awareness about this limited resource.  While there is huge potential for the region to become an economic development corridor, leaders must plan carefully to ensure that our precious water resources are protected.

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