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Ambassador Kirk Meets with Illinois Local Business Leaders and Rep. Danny Davis

Ambassador Kirk remained in Chicago, IL on Wednesday to continue discussions with local leaders, businesses, and workers about how increased American exports can support additional American jobs over the next five years. After meeting with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Ambassador Kirk met local business leaders at Robert Morris University in a roundtable hosted by Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7).

Participants included representatives of local manufacturing companies, food companies, and small businesses interested in exporting or seeking to export goods and services.

Ambassador Kirk, Ron Arnold and Rep. Danny Davis
Ambassador Kirk with Rep. Davis and Ron Arnold of Robert Morris University

Ambassador Kirk later visited the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to hear from leaders of small exporting businesses in Illinois, from manufacturers of dredging equipment to steel belts.

Ambassador Kirk at roundtable in Illinois
Ambassador Kirk participates in a roundtable at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

For more on how trade benefits Illinoisans, please view this week's Trade Spotlight here