With more than 95% of the world population living outside the U.S. and one billion people expected to join the global middle class in the next decade, growth-minded Wisconsin companies understand they had better be focusing on exports. Wisconsin’s exports have grown dramatically over the last two decades. Canada and Mexico are the two top export destinations for Wisconsin goods, followed by China, Saudi Arabia, Japan and the United Kingdom.
The Governor’s Export Achievement Awards recognize companies that have contributed to Wisconsin’s exporting strength by achieving extraordinary results in international markets and elevating Wisconsin’s competitiveness in the global economy.
The awards serve a dual purpose: to recognize companies’ good work, and to highlight examples of best practices in export growth so that other Wisconsin companies can learn and apply similar tactics.
Any Wisconsin company or organization successfully engaging in, or assisting in the export of, products or services produced in Wisconsin is eligible to apply. Nominations can be made by an employee of the company or organization, or by an outside person familiar with the company or organization.