CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) yesterday joined Governor Jim Justice and others in congratulating the winners of the West Virginia Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry Award. Senator Capito delivered live remarks during the virtual ceremony, which recognizes a company’s first sale to a new country in the previous calendar year. During yesterday’s ceremony, 30 small and medium-sized businesses were recognized for sales to 66 countries.

“The West Virginia businesses we celebrated demonstrate how we are working to diversify our economy,” Senator Capito said. “These West Virginians are further proof that our businesses here at home can compete on the world stage. This success could not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the men and women behind these companies. Thanks to their efforts, West Virginia goods and services are being shared with the world, and that’s something to celebrate. I congratulate these hardworking individuals and thank them for all they do and continue to do for our state.”

The commendation, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Development Office and West Virginia District Export Council, began in 2020 and is informally referred to as the Governor’s Export Award. Since then, 169 West Virginia companies have been recognized for export sales to 188 countries.

Click here for more information on the businesses recognized yesterday. 

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