World Trade Month: Export Services For Illinois Businesses

  • May 06, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • WebEx Presentation

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World Trade Month: Export Services For Illinois Businesses

A webinar by the International Trade Club of Chicago and the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment




May is World Trade Month in the United States and is an opportunity to recognize the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy and encourage U.S. businesses to begin or expand their export efforts.


U.S. exports of goods and services totaled $2.5 trillion in 2018 supporting 11.5 million U.S. jobs and accounting for nearly 13% of gross domestic product (GDP), according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Of that, 97% of the nearly 300,000 U.S. companies that export are small- or medium-sized businesses, which the U.S. Census Bureau defines as having 500 or fewer employees.


Companies that export grow revenue and profits faster, are less likely to go out of business, and pay their workers more than companies that don’t. With 95% of the world’s consumers located outside the U.S., exports can help grow companies’ overall sales and profits, reduce their dependence on a single market, and extend the life of existing product lines.


Hear experts from:

  • US Commercial Service
  • Illinois Office of Trade and Investment
  • Illinois Small Business Development Center / International Trade Center

You will learn practical and actionable tips whether your organization is:

  • Not a good candidate for exporting
  • Not ready to export
  • A new exporter and ready to export, or
  • An existing exporter

Register online

  • no charge - open to ITCC members and the general public

Become a member of the International Trade Club of Chicago

The Illinois Office of Trade and Investment connects Illinois businesses to global opportunities.

For information only, no registration:

ITCC / Karl L. Buschmann kbuschmann@itcc.org

Illinois Office of Trade and Investment / Gretchen Murphy gretchen.murphy@illinois.gov 


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