Recovery & Reinvestment in the Region
The Great Lakes Region has obligated $846 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the second highest GSA regional outlay nationally and more than 15 percent of GSA's total Recovery Act budget of $5.5 billion.
Much of the region's Recovery Act investment has gone to energy saving projects, including one of the largest over-clad projects ever done in the United States, providing a new exterior skin and thermal blanket for the A. J. Celebreeze Federal Building in Cleveland. The building is pictured at right showing a half-finished exterior wall and below showing a close-up of the work in progress.
Since Recovery began, the Region has spent $745 million in major modernization, leasing, and various small Recovery Act projects. The Region's Recovery Act outlays in Fiscal Year 2013 made up 15 percent of GSA's national outlays of $5 billion.