Medical Alley, MN — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo awarded the Medical Alley Association (MAA) the 2021 President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony today in Washington, D.C. This award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“The Medical Alley Association has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion,” said Secretary Raimondo in her congratulatory letter announcing MAA’s selection as an award recipient. “The organization’s support of its members resulting in measurable export growth was particularly notable and the Medical Alley Association’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and creates American jobs.”
This award recognizes the work that the Medical Alley Association has done to build connections with companies in Australia, Denmark, Canada, Germany, the U.K., and Ireland, offering programs, referrals, and expertise to those looking to enter the U.S. market or work with U.S. businesses.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Roberta Dressen, President & CEO of the Medical Alley Association. “Since 2014, MAA has worked diligently to foster connections with trade organizations, investors, and accelerators around the world to increase service exports and attract foreign investment. Medical Alley Association brings millions of dollars of new business to Medical Alley members annually. Our vision is to foster the growth of the region and support our community as The Global Epicenter of Health Innovation and Care®.”
In total, the Department honored 71 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.
Founded in 1984, MAA supports and advances the global leadership of Medical Alley’s healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. MAA delivers the collective influence, intelligence, and interactions that support Medical Alley.