Foreign Trade Zone #176 can be an important tool for your work attracting and growing companies in your region. This newsletter will build your knowledge of the foreign trade zone program, support promotion of the program to your businesses and community, and provide you with the materials that complement your existing economic development marketing.
Please forward to any partner who may have interest in this communication and do not hesitate to provide feedback for content that is important to you and your stakeholders.
Karl Franzen, Administrator
FOR YOUR USE
The Impact of FTZ #176 press release is available for use in newsletters, as social media content, or within your own press release. Please share information from The Zone Report that you feel would be relevant and helpful to your clients.
The Impact of FTZ #176
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #176, for which the Greater Rockford Airport Authority is the grantee, received more than $100 million in merchandise and exported more than $10 million of product, according to the Foreign Trade Zone Board’s recently submitted 2015 Annual Report to Congress. Zone activity increased over 2014 figures, largely due to growth in number of companies utilizing FTZ #176.
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FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE
The FTZ #176 Information Card
This at-a-glance informational piece provides interested companies with an overview of the foreign trade zone participation benefits and helps start the conversation between local economic development organizations and businesses. These cards are available online or as a printed handout. Cards fit into display racks as well as standard #10 envelopes. Contact the Administrator for display editions.
Download the .PDF version of the panel card