Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting. This award has been given to Colorado exporters every year since 1970 and recognizes economic growth through international trade. Winners will be formally recognized on May 19, 2015 at World Trade Day, the region’s premier international trade event. The Excellence in Exporting award provides official recognition from the State, and can help Colorado companies increase their competitiveness in international markets. Oliver Manufacturing received the award in 2014. Director of Sales and Marketing Jon Moreland said, “Establishing rapport with potential customers half a world away can be challenging. What better way to gain credibility in international opportunities than to tout an award from the Governor of Colorado.”
Colorado’s product and service exports totaled approximately $20 billion in 2013. The Excellence in Exporting Award recognizes this contribution to the State’s economy by highlighting one or more firms for noteworthy accomplishments in international business.
Colorado-based companies that have exported products or services for three years or more are eligible to apply.
Applications are due on or before Friday, April 17, 2015. Applications are available on OEDIT’s website. For questions, contact Stacy Feeney, International Outreach Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Hickenlooper presents the Excellence in Exporting Award to Oliver Manufacturing in 2014