The Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) helps Kentucky businesses find opportunities to sell their products abroad. And the numbers prove KEI has been a tremendous success. Kentucky’s 2016 exports exceeded $29.2 billion. This continued a growth trend that has been setting records for six consecutive years.
KEI is a partnership of government entities, business organizations and trade experts, with one common goal - to increase Kentucky exports, which will lead to new Kentucky jobs and create diversified markets for Kentucky products. The Cabinet for Economic Development provides staffing and resources to assist the KEI partners in helping businesses recognize business opportunities associated with exporting.
The Commonwealth has a long tradition of excellence producing goods and services. We are proud to share our products and our hard work with the world. Kentucky’s exporters range from small to large, from experienced to novice. Each of them helps to ensure a strong future for our great state by bringing the innovation, quality, and uniqueness of Kentucky products to the global marketplace.