The Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry award recognizes your first export sale to a new country.
Exporting is a big deal, especially for a small business. There are logistical hurdles to overcome and language barriers to break through, not to mention the risks you take trying to get your product on the international market. When you finally make your first sale in a new country, it’s a serious accomplishment and deserves to be recognized.
If you made your first sale in a new country in the last year, you’re eligible to receive the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry award, commonly referred to as the Governor’s Export Awards. This isn’t a participation trophy. Exporting is a major contributor to the growth of West Virginia’s economy and recognizing your success is just one of the ways we can bring awareness to all the good work you’re doing.