Why the Great Lakes?

The Great Lakes Region has a rich history of innovation, invention and bringing to the world great leaders that have transformed it with their vision. Local dreamers and visionaries like John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, the Wright Brothers, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison and Abraham Lincoln, all left an indelible mark. 

The Great Lakes Mega Region is also the gateway to the Midwest and the Northeast, so it seems only fitting that the vision to connect the United States begins here. Connecting a mega region which boasts over $6 Trillion in annual GDP is the prospect of the Great Lakes Hyperloop and promises to bring the region's over-stressed infrastructure into the 21st century.

The Great Lakes Mega Region is also home to five of the top 25 cities in terms of population within Canada and the United States. Every year, the region contributes GDP of more than $1 trillion -- 30% of the nation's annual GDP. In addition, the Great Lakes Mega Region holds one-third of US freight activity and 20% of US employment. Strong manufacturing, raw materials and talented hard-working people also add to the region’s long list of strengths.​

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