• Over 95% of the world’s population, and 80% of the world’s buying power lies outside the United States. That means if you want to take your business to the next level, then exporting needs to be a key part of your plan.

    That’s why we’re dedicated to helping Elgin companies–large and small–enter global markets. Each year, local businesses turn to us for help with navigating trade agreements and language barriers, filing the right paperwork and more.

  • The Economic Development Group provides services in a number of export areas.

  • Market Entry Strategy


    We can help you identify distribution channels for your products and the best approach to a new market.

  • Market Intelligence


    We can provide you with information on the international market climate including economic, social and political data.


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