DENVER - Friday, March 15, 2013 - Colorado exporters are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting, an award that recognizes companies that demonstrate a commitment to growing through international trade. Winners will be formally recognized at World Trade Day on May 16, 2013.
Both product and service exporters of any size or industry are encouraged to apply. In the past, the award has been given to companies in categories such as small manufacturing company (as measured by annual revenue), large manufacturing company, services company, and agricultural-sector exporter. The award has been given to Colorado exporters every year since 1970.

Completed applications are due on or before Friday, April 19, 2013. For more information or to request an application, contact Jorge Diaz of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) at or 303-892-3858. Information and the application form can also be accessed at