International Connections for Business Growth

Chicago Area help is available for international companies from around the world

JETRO - Japan External Trade Organization - offers a wide variety of business support services for companies in the Midwest planning to initiate a business presence or seeking to add to their existing investment in Japan.

Japanese - American Society of Chicago - creates and promotes Japanese and American friendships. We do this through business, social, educational and cultural activities.

American Israeli Chamber -assists U.S. and global companies to connect with Israel's numerous commercial, industrial and scientific capabilities. AICC also acts as a catalyst for specific business inquiries from U.S., global and Israeli companies.

German American Chamber - Our continuing mission is to further, promote and assist in the expansion of bilateral trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest.


America-China Chamber of Commerce - Believing that most successful business ventures are built on trust and that trust can only be developed through “relationships” or “guanxi”, the United States of America-China Chamber of Commerce strives to facilitate the development of this important element for both U.S. and Chinese companies.

Expanded Local Resources are available from :

World Business Chicago - is an economic development office, coordinating business retention, attraction and expansion efforts in order to spur and accelerate economic growth. WBC raises Chicago’s profile as a premier business destination and serves as a resource for companies.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity - promotes Illinois as an excellent place to do business based on the State’s unique transportation infrastructure and location, talented workforce, easy access to keymarkets, and our positive business climate.