- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

FRANKFORT, Ky. (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 products.

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