We're pleased to announce that both recipients of the President's E Award for exporting are Global Chamber members.
Congratulations City of Phoenix and Team EXOS!
The President’s “E” Award was initiated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy to recognize excellence by companies and municipalities for contributions to U.S. exporting.
Phoenix is the first city in 13 years to win the award. The reasons cited...
- Phoenix businesses led the nation in increased export value in 2015 over 2014
- Phoenix exporters have a four-year trend ending 2015 of double-digit annual growth
- Phoenix and other Arizona businesses increased the export share of Arizona’s gross domestic product from 7.5 percent to 9 percent last year.
“The city of Phoenix has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The ‘E’ Awards committee was very impressed with the city’s significant and broad-based support to grow exports from Phoenix, which is responsible for more than half of the exports from the State of Arizona,” said Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
“Exporting is crucial to the success of the businesses we work with,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “Every day we see the growth of Phoenix businesses, due in large part to exporting. This growth has enabled our Phoenix businesses to add jobs and support their local communities as they expand their bottom line.”
Team EXOS has had sustained and rapid growth in foreign markets... learn more at our Tuesday event!
Below from left... Secretary Pritzker, Mayor Stanton and Hank Marshall.