From the Governor
Illinois already produces ideas and products which enhance lives around the world, but we should never be satisfied with the status quo if we want to remain competitive and succeed in the global arena. Illinois must continue to invest in educating our workforce, and support our technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship programs so Illinois products and services will continue to be sought-after commodities worldwide. One of my duties as your Governor is to work with countries, government leaders and business partners around the world to create new markets for Illinois products, as on my trade missions to China, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico
By the end of 2014, Illinois intends to grow its economy by doubling our exports. One of the ways we will achieve this goal is by offering increased export services, programs and training to our small and medium sized businesses, enabling them to grow into markets outside of the U.S., through DCEO's Office of Trade and Investment, our Illinois Small Business Development Centers' International Trade Centers and other partners such as the US Department of Commerce.
Please consider this an invitation to explore your business' global options, with the help of DCEO's Office of Trade and Investment and this web site.
Illinois Trade Statistics
Illinois in the International Marketplace
Illinois Office of Trade and Investment
Illinois Office of Trade and Investment Brochure