Kansas Governor's Exporter Of the year award 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Nominations are now being accepted! CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A COMPANY NOW! International trade is vital to the Kansas economy. In 2018, Kansas companies exported more than $11.6 billion in goods and services – contributing to their local economies while serving global customers. For more than 30 years, the state of Kansas has recognized exceptional export performance by presenting the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award to one Kansas company chosen by the Kansas Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council (KITCC). Evaluation criteria include total value and growth of exports, destination export countries, expansion into new markets, jobs created by exports and innovations in international marketing. VIEW PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE GOVERNOR’S EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD If your company would like to be considered, or if you would like to nominate an organization for this award, please complete and submit the nomination form. Once nominations are received, companies will be asked to complete a formal application to be considered for the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. Governor’s Exporter of the Year Process Nominations must be received by Jan. 31, 2020 (companies must be operating in and exporting from Kansas to be eligible). Once nominations are received, nominated companies will be contacted and asked to complete a formal application for the award. Applications are due from nominated companies by Feb. 28, 2019. Applications are reviewed and scored by a selection committee comprised of members of KITCC, the Kansas Department of Commerce and other select state government agencies. Up to five finalists will be selected. A small selection committee will make a site-visit to each of the finalists' companies in March. The finalist company will then give in-person presentations to the selection committee in mid-April. The 2020 Governor’s Exporter of the Year will be announced during Business Appreciation Month in June.