2017 Governorís Export Achievement Award Nominations Open

Program highlights global reach of Wisconsin products and services

Published Monday, November 28, 2016

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) invites Wisconsin companies and organizations that have achieved exporting success to apply for a 2017 Governor’s Export Achievement Award.

The awards are open to companies of all sizes and to organizations that have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy.

The preliminary nomination process is simple, requiring only the submission of a short narrative (250 words or fewer) of the company’s recent exporting accomplishments. The online nomination form can be found at inwisconsin.com/exportawards. Entries should focus on the company’s innovative international strategy and export growth.

The deadline for preliminary nominations is 5 p.m. Jan. 13.

A panel of international trade experts will review all submissions and identify a group of semifinalists who will move on to the next stage of the competition, where they will be asked to submit a more detailed application.

“Exporting provides Wisconsin businesses of all industries and all sizes with tremendous opportunities outside U.S. borders,” said Katy Sinnott, WEDC’s vice president of international business development. “The Governor’s Export Achievement Awards promote exporting by celebrating the positive results Wisconsin companies have achieved in international markets.”

Award winners will be recognized at the annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee in May. Winners will receive recognition at the event, a custom video about their company’s exporting efforts, a trophy and more.

Any Wisconsin company or organization successfully engaging in, or assisting in the export of, products or services produced in Wisconsin is eligible to apply. Company employees or those with knowledge of a deserving company can submit an award nomination for consideration.

For more details on the award or to complete a nomination form, visit inwisconsin.com/exportawards or contact Patrick Roetker at Patrick.roetker@wedc.org.

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