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The Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) opens overseas markets for Illinois companies and promotes foreign direct investment in Illinois.  OTI strives to raise Illinois' profile as a global business leader through a network of professionals focusing on improving the state's economy worldwide.  With headquarters in Chicago and 6 foreign offices around the world, the Department of Commerce's Office of Trade and Investment is dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses expand their global reach and export abroad.


2021 Governor's Export Awards

Learn more about how your company or organization can apply for the 2021 Governor's Export Awards