Illinois International Trade Center at the Joseph Center®
The Illinois SBDC International Trade Center (ITC) at the Joseph Center® helps businesses to start exporting or to continue to build on their existing export business.
The ITC opened in October of 2018 to provide specialized assistance to ensure exporters obtain the benefits associated with Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) as well as other resources designed to help them expand their business overseas.
Confidential, no-cost, one-on-one export advising
- Introduction to exporting
- Assistance with access to international financing options
- Export readiness assessments
- International logistics planning
- Customized global market and trade research
Workshops and networking forums
Looking for training?
Our center offers a variety of coursework that is designed to increase your business acumen and set you on the path for success. With instructor led webinars and workshops, as well as on-demand courses, our training options are designed to provide knowledge that is pertinent to business growth and sustainability.