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Metro Chicago Exports is committed to helping local small and medium-sized companies maximize their exporting potential.

Who We Are

Metro Chicago Exports is an unprecedented collaboration between the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) and the City of Chicago to increase exports from small and medium-sized companies and to support regional job growth.

Get the Facts about Exporting

Direct exports account for nearly 10% of the Illinois Gross State Product (GSP)

More than 70% of the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the U.S. and over 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S.

More than 345,000 jobs were supported by goods exported from Illinois in 2014

Export Roadmap

Take the First Step

Our roadmap will connect you with the resources you need to maximize your exporting potential.

Upcoming Events

Mon 26

Overview of the Automotive Sector in Mexico

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 04

Top Healthcare Opportunities in Brazil

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Apr 10

Letters of Credit

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm