Mississippi Development Authority accepting applications for 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting

Mississippi Development Authority accepting applications for 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting

JACKSON, MS - This is a news release from Mississippi Development Authority

Mississippi Development Authority is now accepting applications for the 2015 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Exporting. Designed to recognize Mississippi companies for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales, the awards will honor two companies in the service sector and two companies in the manufacturing sector.

"When Mississippi-based companies choose to export, they are strengthening our local economies, helping create new career opportunities for Mississippians, expanding our state's economy and improving the standard of living for people around the world," said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. "The Governor's Awards for Excellence in Exporting salute Mississippi companies that embody a strong commitment to creating economic opportunities through the export of their innovative, high-tech products and services. We encourage people around the state to nominate a home-grown business for its success in exporting, thereby raising the state of Mississippi's economic stature in today's global marketplace."

Recipients of the 2015 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Exporting will be honored during an event at the Jackson Convention Complex on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. To request an application, contact Nathanael Gassett with MDA's Trade Bureau at (601) 359-2079 or ngassett@mississippi.org. The deadline to submit an application is October 2.