Metro Chicago Exports is committed to helping local small and medium-sized companies maximize their exporting potential.
Who We Are
Metro Chicago Exports is a program of the Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC). CRGC is a regional economic development organization that drives collaboration among public and private partners to generate inclusive growth and prosperity across Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, and the City of Chicago).
Metro Chicago Exports boosts trade among small- and medium-sized enterprises. MCE’s export assistance programs help businesses reach their export potential by providing a range of financial, networking, and training support.
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
Take the First Step
Our roadmap will connect you with the resources you need to maximize your exporting potential.