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Governor Opens Nominations for Exporter of the Year Award

Jan 14, 2022

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the call for nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award.

The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is the highest honor the Governor of Kansas awards to exporting businesses.

Exporters of the Year are considered best in class in conducting overseas business from Kansas. For that, one business is honored as an example of our state’s excellence in exporting to countries worldwide.

“Kansas businesses continually make a mark by creating outstanding products and services which are sought-after by customers around the world,” Governor Kelly said. “The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is our way of recognizing Kansas businesses that are tremendous ambassadors for our state and provide significant benefit in our communities and to our state’s economy.”

To nominate a business, including your own, click here.

In 2019, Governor Kelly re-established the International Division at the Kansas Department of Commerce, which continues to help exporters and foreign investors succeed in our state. The Division annually oversees the process of selecting the Exporter of the Year.

“We have an incredible array of exporters in Kansas that consistently provide the very best our state has to offer, and the proof is in the persistent demand for Kansas exports worldwide,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “While this honor is awarded to one company that best demonstrates unique creativity, innovation, and success as an exporter, the honor itself is emblematic of the many remarkable exporters throughout Kansas.”

Companies must currently operate in and export from Kansas to be eligible for the award. Nominations must be received by January 31, 2022. There are no restrictions on who may nominate a company for the award.

For more information about the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, including past winners, click here.