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Council Plans “Discover Southwest Illinois” to Showcase Region to Foreign Trade & Investment Commissioners

Council Plans “Discover Southwest Illinois” to Showcase Region to Foreign Trade & Investment Commissioners

A nonprofit organization actively assisting Metro East companies in exporting and attracting foreign investment is preparing to host international trade delegates in a 2-day inbound trade mission aimed at showcasing the region’s manufacturing, warehouse and distribution assets. The Southwest Illinois Trade & Investment Council (SWITIC) will host “Discover Southwest Illinois,” a 2-day inbound trade mission promoting Madison, St. Clair and

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Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council Launches Website

Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council Launches Website

A nonprofit organization that is actively assisting Metro East companies in exporting is now equipping them with a brand-new online resource. The Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council (SWITIC), a regional organization formed nearly three years ago to equip area businesses with the expertise and contacts to export their products globally, announces the launch of its website, www.swillinoistrade.org. St. Clair

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Southwest Illinois Trade & Investment Council Names First Board of Directors

Southwest Illinois Trade & Investment Council Names First Board of Directors

The newly established Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council has announced its first board of directors.

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International Trade Center at SIUE Works with Trade and Investment Council to Promote Region

International Trade Center at SIUE Works with Trade and Investment Council to Promote Region

Council  Looks To participate in International Trade Shows & Investment Missions At the council’s first 2016 meeting at MidAmerica Airport near Belleville, members collaborated to formalize the structure of the new council, according to Frank Miles, administrator of community and economic development for Madison County. “In order to operate effectively and accomplish its objectives, it is important that the Trade

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Dunstan, Kern Announce Formation of Southwestern Illinois Trade & Investment Council

Dunstan, Kern Announce Formation of Southwestern Illinois Trade & Investment Council

Council Charged with Increasing Exports, Imports and International Investment “We are working to identify and form strategies to address barriers that may be preventing or limiting Southwestern Illinois companies from exporting,” said Torres Bowman, noting that the formal board will meet quarterly but work will take place throughout the year. The Southwestern Illinois Trade and Investment Council’s goal is to

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