MONTGOMERY, Alabama – MapuSoft Technologies is being honored today with a Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for their successful exporting strategies.
“Exports are an accelerator for Alabama’s economy, creating new jobs and expanding trade opportunities for businesses across the state,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “The world-class business being recognized today is not only creating great ‘Made-in-Alabama’ products but also showing the global marketplace just how innovative and competitive Alabama companies are.”
“The long-term trend for Alabama exports has moved sharply upwards, and it’s important for enterprises in our state to develop new markets for their products,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
Alabama’s 2015 exports, valued at $19.37 billion, held steady at near-record levels despite headwinds in global markets. Top exports included transportation equipment, chemicals, primary metals and machinery.
About the Department of Commerce
The Alabama Department of Commerce is the state’s lead economic development agency, working with economic development allies throughout the state to fulfill the objectives of Accelerate Alabama, the state’s strategic economic development growth plan. In addition to its business development activities, Commerce divisions promote exporting and international investment opportunities for Alabama businesses, assist small businesses, and position the state as a location for film and television productions. Commerce is home to the state’s primary non-education workforce development programs, including AIDT, a nationally known job-training agency.