The New Jersey District Export Council (NJDEC) is seeking nominations for the New Jersey International Trade Awards, which honor New Jersey companies that have worked diligently to expand their export efforts by growing in existing markets or expanding into new ones.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 17.
Awards will be made in four categories:
- Exporter of the Year: Awarded to a New Jersey company that has grown its exports and made exporting a cornerstone of its business.
- Service Exporter of the Year: Awarded to a New Jersey company that is successfully exporting services.
- New Exporter of the Year: Awarded to a New Jersey company that has begun exporting products or services within the last two years.
- Minority Owned/Diverse Exporter of the Year: Awarded to a New Jersey company that is successfully exporting, whose owners or senior leaders and managers represent an underserved business community, which is defined as African American/Black, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, Veteran and Service-Disabled, Woman, or LGBTQI+.
Throughout 2023, the winning companies will gain valuable exposure across the state. Winners will be featured on the NJDEC website, have an opportunity to participate in interviews and be included on social media platforms to promote their company, while emphasizing the significant role of exports in New Jersey. The companies will be presented with their awards at the New Jersey International Trade Awards event on May 17.