Northern Kentucky was an early leader in the push to create a vision for growth and revitalization on a regional scale. From neighborhoods vibrant with dining, nightlife and recreation and distinct street-by-street architectural and historical landmarks to a metropolis packed with arts, culture, parks, and professional sports and the irresistible charm of the Bluegrass State, Northern Kentucky has it all.
As part of the Cincinnati MSA
, Northern Kentucky boasts a competitive business environment, a well-prepared workforce, and a wide array of aggressive incentives and assistance programs, plus the best of the country and city: open acreage, abundant warehouse space, a highly connected and accessible location and an unbeatable quality of life compared to cost of living.
Kentucky has been nationally recognized as a leader in supporting new and expanding industries by Site Selection
, Expansion Management
and Area Development
magazines. One benchmark incentive program is the Northern Kentucky ezone
which works collaboratively with several partner organizations to provide funding assistance to fast-growth, high-tech companies. Since its inception in 2001, the ezone has assisted over 200 companies to bring more than $121 million in investments to Northern Kentucky. The ezone supports emerging companies in biosciences, environmental and energy technologies, human health, IT and communication, materials science, and advanced manufacturing.
Connecting the region to the world is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
, offering daily non-stop service to more than 70 destinations, including service to the top 50 business centers in the United States and daily trans-Atlantic service with a direct flight from Cincinnati to Paris. In addition, Air Canada offers a new international connection for the region. Daily flights to its Toronto hub offer direct service to approximately 100 international destinations.
In 2005, Northern Kentucky created Vision 2015
, a 10-year strategic plan to tap the region's potential for growth, opportunity, culture and prosperity. Each community and county in the region benefits from this shared vision that will in turn spur more collaboration, goal-setting and accountability. Both Vision 2015 and Agenda 360
(created in 2007 to work collaboratively with Vision 2015 and serve as a long-term vision for Southwest Ohio and the Greater Cincinnati region) recognize in their strategies that to grow and prosper we must cultivate the next generation of regional stewards: civic entrepreneurs, integrators and coalition builders.