FRESH WATER IS MICHIGAN’S GREATEST RESOURCE

Businesses throughout Michigan rely on the Great Lakes and access to safe, CLEAN & reliable drinking water in order to operate.

tourism & recreation

Michigan’s tourism industry is booming - accounting for more than 232,000 jobs and $26.6 billion in consumer spending. Michigan is also the 3rd largest marine market in the country.

agriculture

Michigan is the 2nd most diverse agricultural state in the country, producing more than 300 farm commodities. Agricultural businesses in Michigan provide 923,000 jobs — 22 percent of the state’s workforce. 

Fishing & Hunting

Michigan ranks 1st among the Great Lakes states for jobs created from hunting and fishing related purchases – generating more than 171,000 jobs and $11.2 billion in revenue annually.

WATER IS THE FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN’S ECONOMY

Our Great Lakes ecosystem and drinking water sources are currently being threatened by poor infrastructure and emerging contaminants. The financial success of our businesses and overall health of our communities depend on access to safe, clean, and reliable water from source to tap. From brewing to agriculture, energy to manufacturing - fresh water is the foundation of Michigan.