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Kentucky breaks record for fourth consecutive year in 2018 with $31.76 billion in exported goods

Kentucky exports reached an all-time high for a fourth consecutive year with $31.76 billion in goods and services shipped abroad from the commonwealth in 2018, a 2.9-percent increase from the previous year. “Once again, Kentucky’s record-setting exports highlight the momentous economic progress we have achieved in recent years,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “Our rapidly expanding trade is the result...

Kentucky marks record international growth in 2017; officials visit European executives to further effort

Kentucky’s international growth continues to set records. In addition to last year’s all-time investment mark of $9.2 billion, Kentucky has increased the presence of international companies and broken its export record for the second consecutive year, this time topping the $30 billion mark in the process. In 2017, Kentucky sold more than $30.88 billion worth of products and services internationally,...