The Southwestern Illinois Trade and Investment Council represents a joint initiative between the counties of St. Clair, Madison and Monroe in Southwestern Illinois and the International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to promote and increase trade and investment activity in the region. The Council’s purpose is to raise awareness of global exporting and foreign direct investment as an opportunity for economic stability and growth in Southwestern Illinois. Identifying and forming strategies to address barriers that discourage or limit exports from the region and/or foreign direct investment are additional objectives of the council, as is encouraging existing and potential global exporting support regionally.
We are conducting this survey to identify the needs of businesses in Southwestern Illinois seeking expansion into foreign markets and to measure their interest in participating in a future trade/investment mission. Missions are about opening doors for local entrepreneurs and developing long-term trade and investment opportunities in foreign markets. They build prestige and credibility for entrepreneurs and help exporters to position themselves in foreign markets.
We would like your input regarding target countries/regions and specific services that would benefit you the most. As always, all responses collected will be strictly confidential.
We appreciate you taking time to complete this survey. Thank you!