Make Chicago a National Leader


  • Connect companies with global market opportunities
  • Improve export readiness
  • Leverage Sister City, federal, state, and local resources to support reciprocal trade activities (e.g. FDI)

Key Initiatives

Metro Chicago Exports

Collaborating Regionally to Drive Exports for small & medium enterprises, MCE is an unprecedented partnership between the City of Chicago and the seven counties in Northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will) to support regional job growth

Global Economic Partnerships

Developing strategic economic partnerships with leading global cities