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Governor Kelly Announces 2023 Exporter of the Year Award Nominations Open

Mar 01, 2023

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. 

The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award is a prestigious honor the Governor of Kansas gives out annually to best-in-class companies conducting international business from Kansas. These businesses are honored as examples of Kansas’ excellence in exporting to countries worldwide. 

“Because of our state’s great exporters, Kansans’ ingenuity, determination, and entrepreneurialism is being shared throughout the world,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award recognizes the contributions of Kansas exporters to our economy.” 

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

The Kansas Department of Commerce’s International Division and the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council coordinate the selection process. 

“Our state excels at exporting, and it’s because of the dedication and success of extraordinary companies like the ones honored through this award,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “If you know of a business deserving of the highest award our state offers to exporters, this is a terrific opportunity to make sure they’re recognized and celebrated as a model for other Kansas companies to follow.” 

To be eligible, companies must be in good standing with the state and currently operating in and exporting from Kansas. Nominations must be received by April 15, 2023.  

There are no restrictions on who may nominate a company for the award, and self-nominating is acceptable.  For more information on the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, including past winners and notable anniversaries, click here.