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Dear International Trade Professional,
Is your business establishing or expanding its international trade? If so, invest five minutes in giving the International Trade Center (ITC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) a call today.
The ITC is a not-for-profit export information center designed to assist Illinois businesses successfully sell their products/services abroad. We are funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and SIUE to serve exporters in southern Illinois.
Illinois ranks fifth in the nation as a leading exporting state. Last year, our state generated over $65 billion from exports sent to over 215 countries.
Here are some of the ways we can help to promote your firm in the global marketplace:
The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at SIUE is one of 12 Illinois trade centers, that altogether contributed to over $800 million in export sales in 2012. And with 11 additional ITCs, two NAFTA Opportunity Centers (resource centers specializing in export opportunities to Mexico and Canada) and ten foreign offices, virtually no foreign market or trade related question goes unanswered.
We will be more than happy to explain more in detail how the International Trade Center at SIUE can assist in helping your business grow internationally and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at (618) 650-3851 or by e-mail at International-Trade-Center@siue.edu. You can also visit our website at www.siue.edu/business/itc. We look forward to working with you.
Silvia Torres, Director
Illinois SBDC International Trade Center
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville