Great Lakes Manufacturing Council

Competitive Advantage

The GLMC is the only bi-national group of manufacturing associations working to increase the competitive advantage of all manufactures in the region, including companies in automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, computing, green technology, healthcare and other forms of manufacturing.


Our Five Focus Areas

The following five focus areas are key to the success of manufacturing in the Great Lakes Region. Learn more by exploring them with us.

  • Image


    Great Lakes manufacturing is undergoing a profound renaissance. We are identifying and connecting the major initiatives that tell the story. Click here for more information.

  • Innovaction


    The GLMC works to ensure that our members have the resources they need to be innovative and competitive. Our focus groups help to identify resources in the Great Lakes Region that are not always readily apparent to our small and mid-sized manufacturing enterprises. Click here for more information.

  • Workforce


    Skills and productivity set the Great Lakes apart from other regions in the world. In an era where human capital is the greatest competitive advantage a region can have, business and community leaders in the Great Lakes are working together on workforce development programs in industry and education. Click here for more information.

  • Logistics

    Logistics and Borders

    The United States and Canada are partners in the world's largest trade relationship. Together, we have developed some of the most sophisticated supply chain systems in the world - and we must continue to build and support systems that enhance these considerable assets and make our border a strong facilitator of trade, not a barrier. Click here for more information.

  • Manufacturing Policy

    Manufacturing Policy

    Great Lakes manufacturers are increasingly competing with, and in, global supply chains. To help businesses generate profits and create jobs, the GLMC will identify public policies that are important to manufacturing competitiveness in our Great Lakes region. Those policies will derive from the common recommendations among advocacy organizations and think tanks at the provincial, state and national levels. Click here for more information.