Export Awards

 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade recognizes the exporting excellence and successes among Arkansas’ small, medium and large enterprises. Winners of the award are Arkansas manufacturing or agriculture companies actively selling in international markets. They are presented with a trophy during the gala awards dinner and profiled throughout the year as the winner of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade. 

The award ceremony takes place each year at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock, with the Governor and First Lady in attendance and an address from a keynote speaker. The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade originated in 2009 by joint efforts of the Arkansas District Export Council, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, U.S. Commercial Services, and Arkansas World Trade Center.