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Collection of Photos from the First Meeting of Illinois Export Advisory Council (Flickr)

Press Releases

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Exports Up 17 Percent in First Quarter

Governor to Meet with World Leaders During NATO; Summit will Increase Illinois’ Trade and Export Opportunities

CHICAGO – May 18, 2012. Just before the start of the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois exports rose more than 17 percent in the first quarter of 2012 to its highest point in more than a decade. The announcement also follows the successful reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, backed by Governor Quinn, to finance exports for hundreds of Illinois companies. These developments keep the state on track to meet the Governor’s aggressive goal of doubling exports by 2014.

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Governor Quinn Convenes First Meeting of Illinois Export Advisory Council

Group Will Develop Recommendations to Increase Trade Opportunities and Business Investment in Illinois

CHICAGO – April 3, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today convened the first meeting of the Illinois Export Advisory Council. As part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to strengthen the Illinois economy and create jobs, the group will work with the Governor’s office and recommend strategies to increase trade and business investment in Illinois. Governor Quinn announced the group as part of his growth strategy during his 2012 State of the State Address.

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Governor Quinn Announces Export Advisory Council During State of the State Address

Council will Help Illinois Reach Ambitious Goal of Doubling Exports by 2014

SPRINGFIELD – February 1, 2012. As part of his State of the State address today, Governor Pat Quinn announced the formation a new council that will help Illinois reach his ambitious goal of doubling the number of state exports by the end of 2014. The Governor’s Export Advisory Council will work with the Governor and other state officials and agencies to provide recommendations aimed at improving Illinois’ standing in the international marketplace.

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Gov. Quinn to meet with Brazilian president next week
Chicago Tribune / April 4, 2012

Pat Quinn to head to Washington to talk exports
The Associated Press / April 3, 2012

Quinn, Oberhelman hopeful for state business climate
The Peoria Journal Star / April 3, 2012

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