Wisconsin companies that have achieved success in
exporting are being encouraged to apply 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, administered by the Wisconsin
Economic Development Corporation, has been revamped this year and is easier to
enter than ever before. 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.

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.

winners will be recognized at the
annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Winners will
receive recognition at the event, a custom video about their company’s
exporting efforts, a trophy and more.

Any agricultural, forestry, industrial, high-tech
or service enterprise successfully engaging in or assisting in exporting
Wisconsin-origin products or services is eligible for nomination. 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 contract Patrick Roetker at Patrick.roetker@wedc.org.