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FTZ #176 2020 Annual Meeting Debrief

October, 2020 On October 6th, FTZ #176 held its 2nd Annual Meeting to highlight the FTZ as an important tool for economic development. The event featured a keynote presentation from Bob Hess, a founding member and shareholder of the Site Selector’s Guild and Vice Chairman of Newmark Knight Frank. Bob highlighted the competitive position of […]

FTZ #176 2nd Annual Meeting

Foreign-Trade Zones will play a key role in the future of our complex global trade environment. Learn about FTZ #176, and hear a keynote presentation from Bob Hess, a founding shareholder in the Site Selectors Guild about the competitiveness of the State of Illinois for foreign direct investment. Who should attend? Manufacturing and distribution companies […]

FTZ #176 Releases 2019 Annual Report

With a record number of activated foreign-trade zone sites, the program has been a “lifeline” to Northern Illinois companies April 13, 2020 (Rockford, IL) – With a record number of activated foreign-trade zone (FTZ) sites in Northern Illinois, the Greater Rockford Airport Authority and Zethmayr LLC submitted the 2019 annual report on behalf of FTZ […]

2019 FTZ #176 Annual Meeting

Attend the first annual FTZ #176 annual meeting at the Greater Rockford Airport Authority on September 17th. Learn about the Foreign-Trade Zone program and how it can help you reduce cost and mitigate risk for your global supply chain. Click here to register! September 17, 20194:00 – 6:30pmGreater Rockford Airport Authority60 Airport Dr., Rockford IL […]

GREATER ROCKFORD AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND ZETHMAYR PARTNER TO HELP COMPANIES OPTIMIZE SUPPLY CHAINS USING FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

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Common Myths of the Foreign-Trade Zone Program

What is… and what isn’t… a Foreign-Trade Zone? When discussing foreign-trade zones (FTZs), the conversation can get really complicated. To quickly highlight the benefits of operating as a foreign trade zone, it is beneficial to first clear up common myths that often cause confusion. If a company operates its facility as a foreign-trade zone, it […]

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