State businesses that would like to be acknowledged for their efforts in exporting have until Jan. 31 to apply for the 2014 Governor’s Export Achievement Awards.

The annual award, administered by the Wisconsin EconomicDevelopment Corp., recognizes companies and organizations that have achieved extraordinary results in international markets or have contributed to the state’s ability to compete in the global economy.

Nominations will be evaluated on measurable export growth, innovation, and contributions to overall state economy and trade development. The nomination process allows a company to explain its strategy and accomplishments in its own words.

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 31, and details on how to submit an application can be found the WEDC website at