Governor Pat Quinn again pledged to double Illinois' exports by 2015.
The Governor's comments came during an address to kick off "Illinois Export Week".
In 2010, Illinois exported totaled nearly $50 billion in goods.
State officials say exports of non-agriculture goods increased over thirty-percent the first quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2010.
Tuesday, the Governor said the state is now even exporting one of its most pesky imports --the Asian Carp.
Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman was the Keynote speaker at the beginning of the Export Week Conference this morning