Help Kane County Metals Businesses Go Global

Help Kane County Metals Businesses Go Global

If you know someone in the metals business, please let them know about this unique opportunity to expand their business into international markets.

The Chicago Metro Metals Consortium was created with the idea that the seven-county region (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Will and McHenry) can build a pipeline of export ready firms, provide concierge services to firms seeking to capture global opportunities, connect firms to international partners and local peer networks and reduce the initial business costs to reach new markets.

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Kane County businesses are invited to join Metro Chicago Exports, CMMC, and Illinois’ SBDCs for a series of Industry Export Programs focused on the fabricated metals industry and exporting.  The seminars will help manufacturers understand the opportunities presented by entering new international markets and provide connections to the right resources to grow globally.

Future seminars will focus on other industries, including medical equipment, machinery, plastics and precision instruments.

Grant funding is now available to support exporting! Small and medium sized companies can receive up to $5,000 for costs associated with doing business abroad, including education, financing, marketing, compliance, business development, and counseling. Ready to apply? Submit an application.

The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium supports, strengthens, and grows the region’s 3,700 metal manufacturing firms. CMMC offers metal manufacturers tools, services, and resources to improve and grow their businesses through collaboration and networking, market intelligence, and promotion of the region as the nation’s leading center for manufacturing.

For more information or to register, please visit

SOURCE: Metro Chicago Exports press release

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