(AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear is leading a trade
mission to Canada, which is Kentucky's largest trade
partner. The governor's office says
more than a dozen Kentucky
small businesses will be matched with Canadian businesses and distribution
networks during the trip. The Kentucky
companies represent a variety of industries. The meetings are aimed at
allowing Kentucky companies to form
partnerships and begin selling products to Canada. The Kentucky
delegation will make stops in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.
The group is scheduled to return to Kentucky
on May 30.
State officials say Kentucky exported more than $7.6 billion in products and
services to Canada
last year. Top exports include motor vehicles, auto parts and aerospace