Quinn: Illinois Exports to Double By 2015

By WEEK Reporter

June 21, 2011 Updated Jun 21, 2011 at 10:29 PM CDT




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

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