By Economic Development Research Group, on a team with Canadian firm CPCS Transcom Limited for the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (Project 35, Report 17), 2012
EDR Group assessed the economic impact of freight movement on the Great Lakes to both the US and Canadian economies. The project team included University of Toledo, Prime Focus LLC, Sustainable Ports, and Richard Stewart of the Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute. The project includes an analysis of the jobs, earnings and output by US and Canadian industry for key states and trade centers served both directly and indirectly by Great Lakes ports. The project assessed not only water but also truck and rail carried commodities whose markets are sensitive to trans-border US-Canada trade across the Great Lakes.