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  • 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.


  • Certificates of Origin

    A Certificate of Origin requires the authorized signature of the local Chamber of Commerce designated representative and the seal of that organization. Countries require forms to be notarized as well. It is requested that companies call ahead (847-741-5663) to make an appointment with the Chamber staff authorized to issue Certificates of Origin. 

  • Market Intelligence

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


  • Let our Experts Help.

    The Elgin Development Group is a the premier resource and partner for Elgin companies competing in the global marketplace.