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SOURCE U.S. Commercial Service
Local Businesses among Group of 65 Nationwide Companies Recognized for Export Success
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker honored 65 U.S. companies and organizations during the President's "E" Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C, on May 28th. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the "E" Awards, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for increasing American exports.
"Congratulations to the "E" award recipients – these are fantastic American businesses and organizations that have played a crucial role in strengthening and growing our economy through increased U.S. exports," said Secretary Pritzker. "By selling Made-in-America goods and services internationally, U.S. business can grow faster, hire more employees, pay higher wages, and help spread American ideas, innovation and values. Last year, exports supported 11.3 million jobs, with U.S. goods and services exports reaching a record $2.3 trillion."
The "E" Awards align with the next phase of the President's National Export Initiative – NEI/NEXT, which aims to help American businesses reach more overseas markets to support more jobs.
President John F. Kennedy created the "E" Awards for companies demonstrating a sustained increase in export sales. Delaware-based ILC Dover LP of Frederica and General Separation Technologies Inc. (GS-Tek) of Newark, were the first recipients from the state since 1992.
"Area exporters benefit from our international market entry services and our collaboration with state and local partners," said Tony Ceballos, U.S. CS Director in Philadelphia, which also serves Delaware. "These efforts are providing businesses with the tools to pursue opportunities overseas."
The U.S. Commercial Service in Philadelphia is part of a global network of offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries. For export assistance: www.export.gov/Pennsylvania.
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