April 3, 2018
In the current U.S. trade policy environment, it is critically important for NAFTZ and the U.S. FTZ community to provide and promote the truth about how the FTZ program legally contributes to our nation’s economy and international competitiveness.
Following our very successful Legislative Summit and Congressional Appreciation Awards Reception in Washington, D.C. in February, we are ready to move to Phase Two of our 2018 Public Affairs Advocacy Campaign, Telling the FTZ Success Story. The focus of this phase will be to document and compile FTZ success stories from throughout the nation.
To kick off this campaign, NAFTZ is announcing the 2018 FTZ Success Story Challenge! — a competition for FTZ Grantees, Operators and Users to tell their success stories convincingly in text/graphics format. Challenge winners will be selected by online vote of the entire NAFTZ membership. Winners will be announced at the NAFTZ Spring Seminar in Portland, Oregon on May 21.
Separate awards will be presented for submissions by 1) Grantees and 2) Zone Operators or Users. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
First-Place Winners in each category will receive their choice of Complimentary Registration for the 2018 NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, September 16-19 (a $925 value), or a new tablet/laptop of comparable value.
This is your opportunity to tell your own FTZ story in the most compelling way possible. Show your stuff to the rest of the U.S. FTZ community – and win an award for your efforts!
Please view the Challenge Information page for complete details.
Questions concerning Challenge details may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Providers: You can also participate in the Special Service Provider Challenge. Convince and/or assist your Grantee, Operator and User clients to enter the contest and win a special award from the NAFTZ Board of Directors.
FTZ communities and companies have an important and exciting story to tell about how the program contributes positively to our nation’s economy and international competitiveness. NOW is the time for YOU to tell your own FTZ Success Story.
We look forward to reviewing your entries and awarding prizes in Portland!
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