About Us

The Conference of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors and Premieres is non-partisan partnership of the Governors of the eight Great Lakes States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Conference facilitates discussion and policy on water and environmental issues between the Governors and the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec.

Recognizing the economic strength of the region, the Council launched its unique trade arm in 1990 with the Canadian office as a pilot. The Council has successfully replicated its unique shared office model in six other countries around the world.

The Canadian Trade Office of the Conference of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers provides SMEs from the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin with the tools needed to tap into the lucrative Canadian market. Our professional staff can assist companies to research, identify and capitalize on market opportunities in a broad range of industry sectors across Canada.

Canada, the United States' largest trading partner, continues to be a lucrative market for U.S. Exporters. From opportunities in traditional industry like oil, gas and mining to innovative industries such as information technology and biotechnology, our staff can provide the background and strategic entry advice your company needs to successfully navigate the Canadian market.