Place-Specific Benefits of Great Lakes Restoration: A Supplement to the ‘Healthy Waters’ Report

February 2008

“Healthy Waters, Strong Economy” report finds that major Great Lakes cities will see economic gains between $200 million to $13.3 billion if the Great Lakes are restored. The analysis shows that a significant portion of those gains would go directly to major population centers on the shores of the lakes—including Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Duluth, Minn.; Erie, Pa.; Gary, Ind.; and Milwaukee, Wis.