Georgia Department of Economic Development 2023 Globe Award Winners, Smart Gladiator
By: Smart Gladiator
ATLANTA - May 19, 2023 - PRLog -- The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced 27 Georgia business recipients of the 2023 GLOBE Award. Managed by the Department's International Trade team, this state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that expanded sales to new international markets in the previous year. Smart Gladiator LLC has been awarded the Globe award under the category of New to Exporting in 2023.
"This year's class of GLOBE Award winners represent the diversity of Georgia's economy – including the hospitality, financial technology, healthcare and life sciences, agriculture, food and beverage, and manufacturing industries – and the strength of our state's small businesses,"
Recognized for their 2022 export activity, this year's winners collectively expanded sales to 55 separate countries. Canada, South Africa, Taiwan, and the UAE were the most active new markets. Three outstanding companies were named 2023 Exporters of the Year in the small, medium, and large company categories, with three additional companies being recognized as first time exporters in 2022.
"Last year, the state recorded a record-breaking $47 billion in exports, demonstrating the rising global demand for Georgia products," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Our International Trade team continues to diligently work with Georgia businesses to refine their market entry strategies, and we are proud to have worked with 85% of this year's GLOBE Award winners for at least three years. We are also thankful to our International Representatives who support our global presence, with nearly 60% of recipients entering one of the 12 strategic markets served by an international office."
"The 2023 GLOBE Awards highlight just a few of the Georgia small and medium-sized businesses that are exploring growth opportunities through international trade," said GDEcD Deputy Commissioner of International Trade Mary Waters. "These companies are putting in the time, effort, and dedication to realize the benefits of trade, and 88% of this year's recipients recently utilized the resources our team provides. These resources include anything from market research to connecting with qualified customers, to Go Global Georgia export grants. We are proud of the tenacity of our small business community, and we look forward to what they can accomplish next."
"At Smart Gladiator we are excited to contribute towards the export revenue for the State of Georgia, from the international markets, we are grateful and thankful for all the assistance we have received from the Georgia Department of Economic Development on several fronts to make this possible, we hope to continue this partnership not only increasing the revenue from exports as well as leverage this for the growth of Smart Gladiator, thank you for the award and thank you for the recognition and this honor," says Puga Sankara, CEO of Smart Gladiator.
About GDEcD's International Trade Team
The Georgia Department of Economic Development's nationally recognized International Trade team works to bolster Georgia exports and brand the state as a competitive source of quality products and services. The team includes International Representatives located in 12 strategic global markets and assists Georgia companies with expanding their sales worldwide. The International Trade office provides Georgia businesses with the Global Insight and Global Connections they need to successfully diversify their international customer base.
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