Exports: A World of Opportunities

Posted by IMEC on Jan 30, 2020 8:07:00 AM

This article is contributed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Exporting opens a literal world of opportunity for Illinois manufacturers as 95% of global consumers are outside of the United States. Despite this fact, only 1% of America’s small businesses are active exporters.

 “The idea of selling products outside of the U.S. can be daunting for many companies that may have negative perceptions about foreign market opportunities, the export process, and funding resources,” said Margo Markopoulos, Director of the Illinois Office of Trade & Investment. “Fortunately, the State of Illinois has a robust international trade network that companies can tap into for confidential, customized, and complimentary services created to help Illinois manufacturers successfully promote and sell their products overseas.”


Exporting 101: Helping Manufacturers Profit Internationally

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Sep 24, 2014 5:31:37 PM

When looking for new customers, improved revenues, and an all-around increase in profit; where do you turn? New verticals? New Products? New Countries? The International Trade Center of the Illinois Small Business Development Center looks to help you learn the value behind exporting with a new workshop series in October 2014 that will help Illinois businesses understand what exporting is, who to sell to, how to export, and how to get paid. Learn more about this workshop series below.


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