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St. Charles County ranks 110th among counties in highest exporting metros

St. Charles County ranks 110th in trade with $1.45 billion in exports in 2017.

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro exports are most similar to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin in 2017

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn metro area exported $45.54 billion in 2017, $1.84 billion more than Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, according to the International Trade Administration.

Tazewell County exported $0.51 billion worth of goods in 2017

Tazewell County exported $0.51 billion worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), an increase of 21.4 percent from $0.42 billion in 2016.

Marshall County exports down 24.1% since 2013

Marshall County exports decreased 24.1 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

Peoria County exported $2.15 billion worth of goods in 2017

Peoria County exported $2.15 billion worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).

Google's most recent report touts $22 billion economic impact in Illinois from online tools

An Illinois gourmet spice shop is among the small businesses featured in Google's latest economic impact report, which detailed how about 41,000 businesses in Illinois benefited from the use of Google's search and advertising tools to connect with customers and generate $22 billion in economic activity.

St. Louis County ranks 56th among counties in highest exporting metros

St. Louis County ranks 56th in trade with $4.68 billion in exports in 2017.

Macoupin County exported $16.93 million worth of goods in 2017

Macoupin County exported $16.93 million worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).

Woodford County exports down 42.5% since 2013

Woodford County exports decreased 42.5 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

Bond County exported $52.88 million worth of goods in 2017

Bond County exported $52.88 million worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), an increase of 31.9 percent from $40.09 million in 2016.

Tazewell County exports up 195.6% since 2013

Tazewell County exports increased 195.6 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

Analysis: University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign's engineering program ranks 10th best in the nation, study finds

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign finished 10th in a ranking of best engineering programs by U.S. News that examined 199 campuses around the nation.

St. Clair County exported $0.42 billion worth of goods in 2017

St. Clair County exported $0.42 billion worth of goods in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA), unchanged from 2016.

Bond County exports up 12.6% since 2013

Bond County exports increased 12.6 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

2 Fred’s stores to close in Illinois

The discount chain Fred’s Inc. will close 104 more underperforming stores, including two stores in Illinois, by the beginning of summer, the Memphis-based company said this week.

St. Clair County exports down 7% since 2013

St. Clair County exports decreased 7 percent in the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, according to the International Trade Administration (ITA).

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