OMAHA – May 7, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Brad Ashford (NE-02) today announced that Right at Home will receive the President’s “E” Award at a ceremony at the White House on May 18. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“The President’s award recognizes the hard work of Right at Home in increasing U.S. exports, and honors its critical role in job creation for constituents in this district and efforts to help grow our local economy,” said Rep. Ashford. “Congratulations to Right at Home for its export achievement, which helps the local community, Nebraska and the nation remain competitive in the global marketplace. It is with high quality trade agreements that give companies like Right at Home access to the 96 percent of customers outside of the United States, giving our country a competitive edge around the world.” Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care franchise with more than 450 locations on five continents, continues to take its innovative, recession-resistant and economy-boosting model to growing international markets. The brand has seen an explosion of growth outside the U.S., concluding 2014 with 55 international operating offices in nine countries. With ongoing success in the U.S. and abroad, Right at Home aims to cultivate health innovation as the global need for in-home senior care continues to grow.
“Right at Home International’s results this past year, including successes in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, all validate the need for a strong in-home care presence,” said Right at Home executive chair and founder Allen Hager. “Our expansion moving forward will help us access more market capabilities, and our customers and franchisees will reap the benefits of having attentive and dedicated in-home caregivers who understand the unique needs of the area.”
President Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters; the “E” Award Program was established in December 1961. In addition to Right at Home, President Obama will honor 44 other U.S. companies with the President’s “E” Award next month.
U.S. exports of goods and services hit an all-time record of $2.34 trillion in 2014, accounting for 13.4 percent of the U.S. GDP, compared to 7.5 percent 30 years ago. Nationally, jobs supported by exports reached more than 11.7 million last year.
Companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). Four years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports is a significant factor in selecting winners.
For more information about the benefits of exporting and the “E” Award, visit export.gov