Helping Kentucky Manufacturers Enter into Global Markets:

ExporTech™ connects companies with a wide range of world-class experts that help you navigate the export sales process, rapidly expand global sales and save countless hours of effort.

Navigating the Export Sales Process:


Exporting can be overwhelming! That’s why many U.S. companies are hesitant to venture abroad. KY-MEP gives you access to the necessary international business knowledge to succeed through our ExporTech™ program.

Engaging with customers overseas spurs innovation that can lead to the development of new processes, technologies, skills and product applications. Through our partnerships, ExporTech™ participants build connections with knowledgeable global trade professionals that help guide you in the following areas:

  • Assisting you with your export business growth
  • Determining whether exporting is RIGHT for your company
  • Getting started in exporting
  • Identifying obstacles to export sales growth
  • Integrating the export process in your business operation
  • Managing the global logistics process

ExporTech™ is a process program for companies ready to invest the time and resources to jump-start international sales. Participants can expect to spend 50-80 hours developing their exporting business plan.

Expand Global Sales:

If you are like many manufacturers, increasing sales is a top priority. Exporting and international networking expand business opportunities and open new markets that can help your business be more competitive and successful. Over 1000 companies throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico have participated in ExporTech™ and report impressive results with significant impacts to their bottom lines.

  • On average, participating companies generate $500,000 – $700,000 in new export sales.
  • Many companies generate export sales within 9 months of completing the program.
  • The average participant reported cost and investment savings of $91,000.
  • The average company created 5 new jobs.

Customized Workshops with Individual Coaching:

Our program combines peer group workshops with individual coaching for each company. ExporTech™ is divided into three innovative and customized workshops. The classroom training is delivered one day per month for three consecutive months.

During these workshops we will cover key topics including:

  • Finance
  • Licensing
  • Logistics
  • Payments
  • Pricing
  • Regulation
  • Risks
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Trade Agreements

Between sessions, participants work closely with a global trade professional coach to help maximize impact and propel action, leading to a developed strategic export growth plan and go-to-market implementation. ExporTech™ is the only national program where each company develops a written export plan that is vetted by a panel of experts upon completion.

Exporting Basics Video