The purpose of the Business Network is to coordinate and elevate the voices of business leaders to protect the lakes from environmental threats.

Current Focus Issue: Straits of Mackinac Pipeline


This Network of business leaders believes that the risks posed by the Line 5 oil pipeline crossing of the Straits of Mackinac are too high as compared to the benefits. We support decommissioning Line 5 in a strategic manner that minimizes any potential economic disruptions.
The Great Lakes Business Network is supported by:

The National Wildlife Federation and Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities are the acting fiscal agents and organizers for the Great Lakes Business Network and work in collaboration with the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.