Congratulations City of Phoenix and Team EXOS! This year there are two recipients for the President’s E Award for exporting that are based in the Phoenix area, and both are Global Chamber® members.
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 exports in 2015 over 2014.
- Phoenix exporters have a four-year trend through 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. That’s still below the national average of 14%.
“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. Marty Weems at EXOS recently participated in a Global Chamber virtual event, and his comments were shared online on our Phoenix blog.
Doug Bruhnke is CEO/Founder at Global Chamber®