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From the Governor

As the fifth largest exporting state, Illinois is at the crossroads of the global economy. Our products and ideas helped build the United States, and enhance lives around the world. To succeed in the global economy, Illinois must continue investing in educating our workforce, and supporting technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

One of my duties as your Governor is to work with government and business leaders from around the world to create new markets for Illinois products. I have personally helped bring Illinois products to the world on my trade missions to China, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico.  Through DCEO's Office of Trade and Investment, our Illinois Small Business Development Centers' International Trade Centers, Illinois' Department of Agriculture and other partners such as the US Department of Commerce, we also offer counseling, training programs, and trade mission support to Illinois small and medium sized businesses. These services are crucial in enabling Illinois companies to grow their businesses globally.   

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.


Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

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Illinois Office of Trade and Investment

Illinois Office of Trade and Investment Brochure