Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region Economic Clusters Report Released
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers is pleased to release a report by Dr. Christian Ketels entitled “Clusters and Regional Economies:Implications for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region.” This report encapsulates Dr. Ketels’s research that was first unveiled at the 2015 Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers held in Québec City. A copy of the new report can be found here.
The author, Dr. Christian Ketels, is a member of the Harvard Business School faculty at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, where he leads Prof. Michael E. Porter’s research team. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm School of Economics and honorary professor at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany). He has led cluster and competitiveness projects in many countries and regions, and advised a large number of governments and international organizations on strategy and growth. Dr. Ketels is President of TCI, the global professional network for practitioners and organizations in cluster-based economic development. He serves on advisory boards to research institutions and government agencies in Europe, the Americas and Asia; has published widely on economic policy issues; and is the coeditor of the Competitiveness Review.
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers unites the chief executives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec and Wisconsin. Through the Conference, the Governors and Premiers work as equal partners to grow the region’s $5 trillion economy and protect the world’s largest system of surface fresh water. The Conference builds upon over 30 years of work by the Council of Great Lakes Governors to encourage and facilitate environmentally responsible economic development.