Reaching Into the Global Market: Export Seminars for Small Manufacturers

Metro Chicago metal manufacturers exported over $11 billion last year. Exports have grown 7% annually since 2012. Is your business ready to export to high growth markets abroad? Today’s global economy is more complex and integrated than ever before. New technologies and rising costs abroad are creating new export opportunities for American metal fabricators and machinery manufacturers.

Exporting companies:

  • Grow faster
  • Profit from the 70% of global purchasing power outside US borders
  • Have reduced geographic risk
  • Take advantage of global demand for Made-in-the-USA products


The Illinois International Trade Centers (ITCs) and Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) invite you to attend a complimentary export seminar, designed to help you grow your business globally.

Seminar participants will receive:

  • A global market report focusing on international opportunities for metal fabricators and machinery manufacturers
  • Access to free and low-cost resources available to US companies
  • Grant opportunities to help finance your export activities
  • One-on-one assistance to create a custom export plan, to help generate new exports or accelerate your current export strategy

Seminars will be held at convenient locations throughout Metro Chicago:

Register at (312) 589-5773 or visit


Metro Chicago Exports represents an unprecedented collaboration between the City of Chicago and the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) with the objective of increasing exports from SMEs and supporting regional job growth.