A: Since 1981, the Governor of Wisconsin has recognized companies that have contributed to the state’s export growth by achieving extraordinary results in international markets while elevating Wisconsin’s competitiveness in the global economy. The awards serve multiple purposes, including the recognition of individual companies’ good work, and highlighting examples of best practices in export growth for other Wisconsin companies to learn from.
A: Any Wisconsin company or organization successfully engaging in, or assisting in the export of, Wisconsin-origin products or services is eligible to apply.
A: Nominees are evaluated based on their increase in export sales by dollar volume, percentage of total sales, or number of markets served; innovative methods or tactics used to make sales in international markets; positive impact on the state’s overall economy and the nominee’s local community; and contributions to boosting Wisconsin’s reputation as a source of quality products around the globe.
A: The Export Awards involve a two-step nomination process. First, interested parties submit online a description of why their company, or a company they are familiar with, deserves the award. Next, following a review of all submissions, semi-finalists are asked to submit additional details during the month of February.
A: The awards will be presented at the annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference, which will take place in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
A: To apply for the Governor’s Export Achievement Awards, click here. And for more information about the awards contact Patrick Roetker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.210.6747.