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

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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. As many export companies are incorporating blockchain technology for safe and fast exporting, Metro Chicago Exports may also incorporate this technology in the future in the form of bitcoin payments. With automation technology like immediate bitcoin trading is becoming highly popular, bitcoin payments will become an unavoidable payment method very soon.

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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

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