Chicago, IL – Metro Chicago Exports and Cook County announce the launch of the ExporTech, a nationally recognized program to help small- and mid-sized manufacturers in Chicago’s Southland boost their sales through exports.
“Cook County is introducing the ExporTech program in Chicago's Southland because it represents a tested method to spur economic growth and help create jobs.” said, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle.
The big question facing many businesses today is, “Where is your next customer going to come from?” and the ExporTech program helps businesses answer that question.” explained Tom Hulseman, Executive Director, Chicago Regional Growth Corporation.
ExporTech provides companies with a systematic process for entering or expanding in global markets and connects them with the best international business experts in the region. The program assists participants in developing a peer-reviewed export growth plan in approximately 12 weeks, quickly moving them from planning to executing export sales.
Thirty-four states across the US now offer the ExporTech program. On average, participating companies that complete the program report:
$500,000 – $700,000 in new export sales
New export sales within 6 months of completing the program
Cost and investment savings of $91,000
Creation of 5 new jobs