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Department of Commerce Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

Nov 06, 2018

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Kansas businesses are a global force, with goods and services being sought from Kansas internationally. The annual Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award proudly celebrates the outstanding Kansas companies that excel in exporting and building relationships with companies around the world. We encourage you to nominate a successful Kansas business for the year 2019’s awards program.

Qualifications considered include:

Number and/or percentage increase in jobs due to international activities
Innovations in global marketing
Number of export destinations
Effective use of international distributors
Long-term international strategies and prospects for future growth
Commitment to the state and local community
Foreign language promotional material and general promotional activities
Trade shows and/or international expositions

Benefits of this award include:

All finalists will be invited to attend the Team Kansas Awards Banquet where top businesses from across the state are recognized and the award winning company will receive the trophy
The Governor will make a site visit to the award winning company to honor its management and workforce team
The award-winning company will receive a membership in Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council (KITCC) that selects the award finalists and winner
Recognition of export achievement which can be incorporated into marketing/advertising campaigns
Extended networking opportunities

The Nomination Process:

Any Kansas company engaged in exporting is eligible to be nominated for the 2019 Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. Please visit to nominate a business. Self-nomination is also welcomed. All nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 25, 2019.

Nominations can be emailed to April Chiang at [email protected]

Nominations can also be mailed or faxed to:

Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council
c/o Kansas Department of Commerce, April Chiang
1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
Tel: (785) 296-5473
Fax: (785) 296-3490

Information on Kansas Exporting:

Kansas exports totaled $11.25 billion in 2017. Compared with last year’s data, exports increased by $1.07 billion, representing a 10.5 percent surge. A similar trend can be observed on the national level where U.S. exports experienced a 6.6 percent growth.