State’s audio and video equipment exports tripled
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 12, 2014) — A new study released in April on U.S. information and communications technology (ICT) found that Kentucky’s 3rd District, in and around Louisville, increased ICT exports by 27 percent per year. Communications equipment exports grew nearly six fold. In addition, from 2006 to 2012, audio and video equipment exports from Kentucky tripled to $305 million.
The report was issued by the Technology CEO Council, the information technology industry’s leading public policy advocacy organization comprised exclusively of chief executive officers from America’s top technology companies. The data takes into account export data from 2006-2012 of ICT goods and services for every U.S. state and all 435 Congressional districts.
In 2012, U.S. ICT exports exceeded $270 billion. For the U.S. overall, computers and communications equipment exports each increased by more than $180 million and Mexico was the leading destination for both products. In all, 25 U.S. districts saw ICT exports increase every year from 2006 to 2012 and 63 districts increased ICT exports by more than $250 million.
To view the full report, visit techceocouncil.org/tradedata.