Northern Kentucky’s riverfront “front door” will be the focus of the third-annual Northern Kentucky Developers’ Day on Wednesday, Sept. 26, hosted by Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, Southbank Partners, and the Catalytic Fund, in partnership with several local sponsors.
Event organizers promise a fast-paced, high-impact day beginning at 10 a.m. at the Newport Aquarium and concluding with a riverboat tour to examine opportunities across the region’s riverfront cities: Bellevue, Covington, Newport, Dayton, Fort Thomas and Ludlow.
This urban core of Northern Kentucky presents strong growth opportunities for developers of new businesses, shops, hotels and residential sites. Key individuals for the properties and areas included will be present to answer all pertinent questions.
“We are a dynamic community offering incredible development projects for the right professional,” said Jack Moreland, president of Southbank Partners. “Northern Kentucky Developers’ Day will serve as the catalyst for the right match.”
Developers will learn about immediately available residential and commercial opportunities, as well as creative financing options and community-led projects that are driving Northern Kentucky forward.
What sets this year’s event apart, says Karen Finan, senior vice president of Tri-ED, is that it will be a one-stop shop for developers who are ready to make a deal.
“We’ll have the right folks there at the right time and at the right place to answer questions, make connections and move things forward for the developer – and for Northern Kentucky,” Finan says. “It’s really a project-oriented event.”
The day concludes in grand fashion with a scenic cruise on River Queen, where developers can see the area’s potential with their own eyes and network with city leaders and business allies.
“Northern Kentucky is known for the ease in which the community conducts business and we intend to welcome developers of all types – residential, commercial, industrial, retail – to the region,” said Jeanne Schorer, president of the Catalytic Fund. “We will provide them the tools to succeed in Northern Kentucky’s urban core.”
The structured portion of the event concludes at 4 p.m. Cost is $50 per person.