Economic Opportunities

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will have a positive impact on the region’s economic success both during the construction and operations phases of the project.

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is working with regional educational institutions, businesses and community groups, to help realize the regional economic and community development opportunities stemming from the project.

Read more about how organizations on both sides of the border are exploring creative ways to leverage the Gordie Howe International Bridge project for the economic benefit of the region.


The Gordie Howe International Bridge and the Bi-National Great Lakes Economic Region:
Assessing Economic Impacts and Opportunities

In 2016, the Cross-Border Institute (CBI) at the University of Windsor, in partnership with Michigan State University, commenced  an economic impact and opportunities study of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The study was funded by WDBA. The purpose of the study was twofold: to identify and quantify major categories of economic benefits arising from the construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, and, to identify specific opportunities for economic development, created by the improved transportation service provided by the new bridge.

For further information on the report, please contact the Cross Border Institute at [email protected].

Please note that this report is available in English only.