The New Hampshire Office of International Commerce received a presidential E Award for Export Service this morning at a ceremony in Washington, DC.
“The State of New Hampshire has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export Expansion,” said Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce. “The E Awards Committee was very impressed with the State’s dedication to helping companies understand the intricacies of the export process. Its collaboration with partners to achieve export promotion goals was also particularly notable and its achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs.”
The Office of International Commerce, part of the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, works with companies from around the state to help them introduce their products to global markets and to increase sales for veteran exporters.
Corfin Industries of Salem also received an E award at this morning’s ceremony.
“Recognizing the value of exports to our businesses and to the economy, we have worked hard over recent years to revitalize our Office of International Commerce, helping our business leaders distribute goods and services across the globe,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan. “I am proud that these efforts are being recognized nationally and look forward to continue expanding upon these efforts, which strengthen our economy, our communities and our state.”
In 2015, exports of New Hampshire products totaled over $4 billion. Nationwide, U.S. exports totaled $2.23 trillion, accounting for nearly 13 percent of U.S. GDP and supporting about 11.5 million jobs.
“I am pleased and proud that our Office of International Commerce is recognized on the national level for its work in promoting export expansion,” said Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. “The E Award illustrates the success we have when we work together with partners, like the US Department of Commerce and the Small Business Administration, to accomplish the goal of helping New Hampshire businesses find new customers in overseas markets.”
The Office of International Commerce was nominated through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service network. It was one of 123 companies and organizations receiving the award.
For more information about exporting and resources available to New Hampshire businesses, visit www.exportnh.org.