Feature May 2021
Celebrating World Trade Month and Our 2021 Award Winners
This month, Maine International Trade Center (MITC) celebrates Maine’s international business community with a month-long campaign to focus attention on the importance of trade for the state and highlight several Maine businesses, organizations, and people navigating international business in uncertain times.
Follow MITC on social media and search #WTM2021 to see the campaign.
Join us to honor this year’s annual Trade & Investment Award winners at our virtual Trade Day 2021. We’re pleased to introduce our award winners below and excited to share more of their stories at the event on May 21st.
World Trade Month (formerly World Trade Week) has been celebrated every May since 1935 by a number of federal agencies, state trade offices, area chambers of commerce, and other public and private organizations. Originally proclaimed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to emphasize the importance of regaining foreign markets to rebuild the American economy during the Great Depression, World Trade Month has special significance today as we look ahead to a post-pandemic global economic recovery.