About the Great Lakes Region

Low-angle exterior view of the Calder Flamingo sculpture and the Kluczynski Federal BuildingWelcome to GSA's Great Lakes Region, headquartered in the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois, and serving federal agencies in:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

The Great Lakes Region maintains federal buildings and public art and is committed to providing value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology and other mission-support services across government.

In support of our customers' goals in 2021*, GSA's Great Lakes Region:

  • Managed 940 properties, totaling 34 million square feet of space; these included 61 historic buildings, 9 land ports of entry (border stations), 36 buildings with ENERGY STAR designations, and 23 buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings.
  • Maintained a collection of 98 pieces of fine art and 29 installed Art in Architecture works.
  • Operated a fleet of 18,591 vehicles, 16,024 of which use alternative fuels.
  • Outleased vacant space to private businesses and the general public via 46 different lease agreements; these outleases added $1.2 million to the Federal Buildings Fund for use on building upkeep in 2021.
  • Awarded $123 million – 38% of total regional contracting dollars – to small businesses.
  • Transferred nearly $35 million worth of excess and surplus property to federal and state agencies in 2021.

*Source: Fiscal Year 2022 Statistical Card for the GSA Great Lakes Region (statistics as of Oct. 1, 2021).

Last Reviewed: 2022-08-15