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Recovery & Reinvestment in the Region

Celebrezze Federal Building exterior showing one finished and one unfinished sideThe Great Lakes Region has obligated $843 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the second highest GSA regional obligation 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 efforts, 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. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland. The building is pictured at right showing a half-finished exterior, while the photo below shows a close-up of the work in progress.

Since Recovery began, the Region has spent $809 million in major modernization, leasing, and various small Recovery Act projects. The Region's Recovery Act outlays through May 2015 make up 15 percent of GSA's national outlays of $5 billion.

Workers on scaffold assembling new exterior paneling on the Celebrezze buildingClick the following links to view video stories of Recovery Act projects in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis.


Lucrezia Patruno
(312) 886-3533

Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, ARRA, Recovery Act