As 95% of today’s market opportunities are located outside the United States, Kentucky must recognize and capitalize on its export advantage in international trade. Its geographic location in the United States, its status as the operational headquarters for an international logistics provider (UPS) and its trained and growing transportation workforce positions Kentucky to be a leader in the export of Made-in-America products. In fact, Kentucky exported more than $25.2 billion of goods in 2013, ranking 18th among the 50 states in total exports. The Chamber has partnered with the Kentucky World Trade Center and encourages and supports efforts by state leaders to provide export training and promote the benefits of global trade to our business community. The Chamber supports free trade agreements that open markets to our companies and urges state policies that encourage worldwide exports of Kentucky products. Exporting products will retain and create jobs, grow our businesses and strengthen our state’s bottom line.