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Upcoming Events

Immigrants in Our Midst: Unleashing the Economic Power of Our New Americans

Friday, November 4, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Morris Center (second level)

Join us in this unique and special event on Immigration, the St. Louis region and Economic Growth.  Three moderated panel discussions will provide updates regarding the future on key immigration policies, the growth of the immigrant population and what that means for businesses and future manufacturing in Illinois and the St. Louis region, success stories, and much more.  

Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities

November 1–3, 2016
Swissôtel Chicago. 323 East Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL 60601

Business forum, sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service and the Illinois District Export Council, will present the latest innovations and commercialization trends in global smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as purchasing patterns and export strategies around the world. This program will focus on the investments in infrastructure needed to support smart city development.

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Southern Illinois Trade Mission to South America 2009

Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Perú

For access to the most recent press release, please

For access to the most recent press release, please click here

For post-mission details, please click here

Newspaper Article Featuring B.D.i., a Mission Participant click here

South America Trade Mission - Spanish Version, please click here

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The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as a service to Illinois small businesses

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