Illinois International Trade Center

Are you ready to expand your business further?

From 2009 through 2012, Illinois exports increased by $26.5 billion or 64%, well above the national average of 46%. The international marketplace is a $4 trillion opportunity where American products can be competitive and profitable. Exporting offers the opportunity to open new markets, broaden customer bases and reduce seasonal fluctuations characteristic of domestic sales. New and expanded information tools and services make it easier for firms of all size to enter the international marketplace.

The specialized and customized advising services include

  • Export readiness assessment
  • International market intelligence, customized market research
  • Export compliance
  • Product classification (Schedule B/ HTS code) 
  • Export financial resources, grant funding opportunities
  • International shipping and logistics plan
  • Trade finance and export insurance


Contact Information

Business Development Center
Illinois International Trade Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Jean Lin, Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-3041
Fax: (630) 942-2606

Regular Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Illinois SBDC International Trade CenterFunded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA (or DCEO).

SBAReasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Rita Haake, 535 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, (630) 942-2600.