On This PageJuly 2002, No. 179a

The Great Lakes Border and Economy (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 06/20/02
The events of September 11, 2001, focused attention on the importance of border security. What are the implications for the economy of the Great Lakes, an economy that depends heavily on the movement of people and goods across the border between the U.S. and Canada? A recent Chicago Fed conference discussed the importance of the two countries’ close business relationship and the need for policies that enhance security without hampering trade.