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Illinois Trade Commission Visit a Success

May 21, 2018 - 9:56 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - One of the officials who led trade commissioners from 12 nations on a tour of the metro east last week, says it was complete success.

Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council President David Kniepkamp tells KMOX the commissioners were not aware of what region has to offer.

 "They in here kind of with a blank canvas, just trying to understand what to expect, and when they left I think they were awed with the opportunities and the things that are going on here in southwest Illinois," he says.

Kniepkamp says that as important as the facilities they saw, the commissioners established personal relationships that he believes will lead to growing foreign investment in the region.