Illinois: Resources

Cyber Drive Illinois Business Services

Cyber Drive Illinois Business Services, a part of the office of the Secretary of State, offers various business forms, as well as information on the Uniform Commercial Code, business organization acts, and other publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) helps promote Illinois as a global premier business destination and increase economic prosperity by coordination of business recruitment and retention, investment in infrastructure and job training, and administration of grant programs. In addition to providing various Illinois facts and figures, DCEO's site allows users to gain access to business assistance and industry/business phase-specific guides, as well as information and updates on workforce and community development.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

Illinois International Business Calendar

The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago provides an Illinois International Business Calender that lists upcoming international business conferences and other events for Illinois. The calendar of events is also downloadable in PDF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

Illinois Small Business Development Center

Supported by Western Illinois University, the Illinois Small Business Development Center provides various business workshops, a business library, and some business services. Services include business counseling, innovations and technology transfer, and management and workforce training. A modest fee may be required.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

State of Illinois Business Portal

The state of Illinois Business Portal is part of the official website of Illinois. Access is provided to information on starting, running, and changing a business in Illinois, as well as what makes Illinois a good business environment. In addition, various forms and business news are available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

State of Illinois Open Data Portal Initiative

The State of Illinois Open Data Portal Initiative contains a wealth of different kinds of statistics such as travel data, economic data, health data, and data for each municipality. The site also contains links to Illinois microsites, which have unique data sets for municipalities.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

U.S. Commercial Service in Illinois

The Illinois branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided. The site provides industry reports, a trade events calendar, and information on financing resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

United States: Sales Representative and Distributorship Contracts in Illinois - a Lexwork International Exclusive

This document describes the Illinois Sales Representatives Act in detail and how it affects all aspects of business, from the manufacturer to the sales representatives. It also discusses exemplary damages and attorneys’ fees, choice of law and forum-selection clauses, and other common issues regarding contracts. Opens as a PDF. Prepared by: Shefsky & Froelich Attorneys at Law.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 27, 2016

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