We don’t often think about the states and Canadian provinces surrounding the Great Lakes as its own economy – but maybe we should. After all, the region is tightly integrated in terms of trade. It alone accounts for more than 50% of all U.S./Canadian bilateral border trade and sees over 200 million tons of cargo shipped annually. If it were its own country, it would have a GDP of US$6 trillion – making it the third biggest economy in the world.
infographic by: councilgreatlakesregion.org