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 Economic Development News 
Tuesday, September 24 2019 to Offer Northwest Illinois Businesses Global Reach 

Morrison, IL -- Leading B2B E-commerce platform is coming to Whiteside County on October 3, 2019, to introduce Northwest Illinois exporters and export ready businesses to the Gold Supplier Program, an eCommerce platform that offers small and mid-sized businesses the ability to sell to markets served by, including the U.S., Canada, Europe, India and Brazil and Asia.  
Whiteside County Economic Development and its local partners will host a meeting for representatives from Alibaba B2B in North America and the region’s businesses on Thursday October 3, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Morrison Institute of Technology.  

Alibaba’s John Caplan, Head of B2B in North America, explained, “Launched in 1999, is a leading platform for global wholesale trade in the world, serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world. The Alibaba Business-to-Business (B2B) trading platform is currently used by 10+ Million business buyers from around the world and U.S. companies now have the ability to be part of that growth with the introduction of the Gold Supplier Program.” 

Gary Camarano, Director of Whiteside Economic Development stated, “When our partners at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce introduced us to we jumped at the chance to host them and have them meet with our businesses. Up to now, the rollout has been in major metro areas, and having meet with our business community and explore the opportunity to sell product on the largest global trade platform is an opportunity we did not want to miss.” With 95% of the world’s population living outside of the U.S.,’s reach to more than 190 countries and regions, more than 10 million business buyers and >300,00 daily inquiries and growing makes this an interesting opportunity for companies looking to expand their international sales.  

The October 3 session will allow for an introduction of the platform and Gold Supplier Program, a roundtable discussion, and an opportunity for one-on-one meetings. To register for the Alibaba Gold Supplier Program presentation visit or contact or call (815) 772-5182. 

What: Build Up Whiteside County

Where: Morrison Institute of Technology
             701 Portland Ave, Morrison, IL 61270

When:  Thursday October 3, 2019
             9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For additional information please contact:

Gary Camarano                                                                                         

Whiteside County Economic Development                                           


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