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Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at WBDC

The International Trade Center @WBDC helps small and medium sized companies start or grow exports to foreign markets.


The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (ITC) at the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago provides export advice that help businesses enter and expand in global markets. The ITC is an extension of the State of Illinois Office of Trade and Investment. Works within and outside WBDC client base.

Here’s how the ITC can assist you:

  • Assess export readiness
  • Develop an export plan
  • Discuss channel and market strategies
  • Access market research reports, analysis and expert network
  • Discuss international shipping and logistics
  • Examine international payments, EXIM credit insurance and grant program.

We are a RESOURCE for your business – whether a one off question about exporting, whether you want to begin the entire export journey, or you need to connect with local experts ab out a topic. We can assist.

Services Provided

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals
  • Define products
  • Price products
  • Create business plan

Formalize structures

  • Certify as MBE/WBE

Increase sales

  • Establish online
  • Develop partners
  • Update business plan
Contact Information
Bill McNamara
8 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60603