Export award applicants sought

Freeman Staff

Dec. 17, 2014

MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is seeking applicants for the 2015 Governor’s Export Achievement Award, which recognizes businesses and organizations that have achieved extraordinary results in international markets or have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy.

The awards program has been revamped this year in part to make it easier to enter. All companies need to do get started is visit inwisconsin.com/exportawards and describe—in 250 words or less—their recent exporting accomplishments.

The submission should focus on a company’s measurable export growth, innovative approaches that set the business apart from other exporters, and any significant contributions that benefit the overall state economy and trade development in Wisconsin.

The deadline for the initial submission is 5 p.m. Jan. 30. A panel of international trade experts will review all submissions and come up with a group of semifinalists who will move on to the next stage of the competition and be asked to submit a more detailed application.