Monday, January 11, 2016

Business and Trade Resource List


International business and trade information and demographic, historical and economics statistics for the State of Illinois.


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.




The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) helps to 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.




The Illinois International Business Calender provides a list of upcoming international business conferences and other events for Illinois. The calendar of events is also downloadable in PDF format.




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




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.




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




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.




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. Prepared by: Shefsky & Froelich Attorneys at Law.





Resources for data on City of Chicago and State of Illinois profile, statistics and demographics including Government, Area, Time Zone, Weather, GDP, Population, Employment, Expenditures, Revenue, Education (including Universities) and Logistics (including Public Roads, Gas Tax Rates %) and Public Airports.


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The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.




The Bureau of Transportation Statistics administers data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources. BTS brings a greater degree of coordination, comparability, and quality standards to transportation data, and facilitates in the closing of important data gaps.




The Mission of the Federal Aviation Administration is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.




The Internal Revenue Service is the nation's tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress.




National Association of State Budget Officers advances state budget practices through research, policy analysis, education, and knowledge sharing among its members.




NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation's treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.




Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s most respected public policy organizations. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths.




The Tax Foundation is the nation’s leading independent tax policy research organization.




The Mission of the U.S. Census Bureau is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.




The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration.




The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.




Along with the other House officers, the U.S. House of Representatives Clerk is elected every two years when the House organizes for a new Congress. The majority and minority caucuses nominate candidates for the House officer positions after the election of the Speaker. The full House adopts a resolution to elect the officers, who will begin serving the House Membership after they have taken the oath of office.




Established by the Constitution as one chamber of the federal government’s legislative branch, the United States Senate is comprised of one hundred members—two senators from each of the 50 states—who serve six-year, overlapping terms. Senators, along with members of the House of Representatives, propose, author, and vote on federal legislation that touches upon all aspects of U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Senators provide advice and consent on executive nominations and treaties and conduct oversight of all branches of the federal government.





Local Government

USAGov (formerly the Federal Citizen Information Center), is a division of the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.




State of Illinois



City of Chicago



Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce