The Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced that online applications are now open for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.
Established in 1970, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting recognizes economic growth through international business. Winners will be formally recognized at World Trade Day on May 24, 2022, the region’s annual premier international trade event.
With more than 95 percent of the world's consumers living outside of the United States, it is crucial for companies to sell their products and services on the global market. Through November 2021, Colorado exported $8.4 billion in products. This represents a 12 percent increase from 2020 volume through November and makes Colorado on track to export $9.2 billion for the full year which would be a record volume.
The Excellence in Exporting award provides official recognition from the State of Colorado and can help local companies increase their competitiveness in international markets. Previous recipients include Aerosol Devices, KM Labs, Mile High Labs, and Ska Brewing.
Companies may nominate themselves or other Colorado companies they find deserving. The business must be Colorado-based and have exported products or services for two or more years. A complete list of eligibility criteria may be found on the website.
Applications are due March 7. Apply online in the OEDIT application portal.