The Great Lakes Economy: the Growth Engine of North America #infographic

The Great Lakes Economy: the Growth Engine of North America #infographic

We don't really think of the states and provinces in Canada that surround the Great Lakes as their own economy-but maybe we should. The region, after all, is closely interconnected in terms of commerce. This alone accounts for more than 50 percent of all U.S .- Canada bilateral border trade, which has more than 200 million tons of goods shipped annually. If it were its own country-making it the world's third largest economy, it would have a GDP of US$ 6 trillion.

The Great Lakes Economy: the Growth Engine of North America #infographic

infographic by: councilgreatlakesregion.org

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