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Office of International Trade: Illinois

Office Information:

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
500 E. Monroe Street
Springfield, IL    62701-1615


Ms.  Becky Schlouch
Office of Trade & Investment
STEP Administrator
217 785-2709

Authorized Representative:

Mr.  David Vaught

Federal Funding: $1,069,279


The Illinois Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) will use STEP funding to lead a total of 19 group foreign market trade missions with an estimated 8 to 10 small businesses participating in each mission.  They will provide assistance to over 120 distinct companies (in certain cases companies will participate in more than one group foreign market trade mission to leverage their impact across geographic markets) and approximately $27 million in projected 12-month sales. OTI will also organize 70 individual foreign market trade missions to assist 55 companies and affect approximately $13 million in projected 12-month sales.