Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting honors Colorado-based companies that have exported products or services for at least two years. Winners are formally recognized each May at World Trade Day, the region’s premier annual international trade event.

Companies can nominate themselves or other Colorado companies that they find deserving.


Type: Award

For: Businesses that have exported

Application deadline: March 2022

OEDIT division: Global Business Development

To apply for this award, your company needs to:

  • have exported products or services outside of Colorado domestically and/or internationally for two years or more
  • be new to export internationally or expanding to a new export market
  • have headquarters in Colorado or have at least 50% of your employees based in Colorado
  • have at least two years of sales experience in the United States
  • have a commercialized product or service to export
  • be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and in Good Standing

 Applications are closed. The next award nomination process will be February 2022. 

Apply online in the OEDIT application portal. Log in to your account or create a new account. To protect your personal information, we manually add new users to the portal, so it may take several days to activate your account.

This opportunity is for companies, not for an individual employee of the company. Your company needs to apply directly to the program. No third party consultants, agents, or representatives may apply on behalf of a client company or their own consultant firm.

An independent committee consisting of Colorado trade experts reviews the applications. All applicants will be notified by the end of March to let them know if they have received the award.

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