NELHA, HTA Among President’s ‘E’ Award RecipientsMay 16, 2016, 1:09 PM HST (Updated May 16, 2016, 1:09 PM)
Two Hawai’i companies, the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai’i Authority and the Hawai’i Tourism Authority, were given the Presidents’s “E” Award in its 54th year.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in presenting the award, which is the highest honor the federal government can give to an American exporter and export service provider.
The two companies were among 123 honorees.
For the first time in the award’s 54-year history, winners represent every U.S. state and the District of Columbia.
President Kennedy created the “E” Awards in 1961 to recognize companies supporting the expansion of U.S. exports.
The President’s “E” Award recognizes persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. The President’s “E Star” Award affords continuing recognition of noteworthy export promotion efforts.