Northern Kentucky Tri-ED names manager of research

Urban planner and economic development leader brings data expertise to NKY
Allison Murcia
Allison Murcia

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) announced Monday that Allison Murcia has been hired as manager of research. Murcia brings nearly a decade of economic development experience.

“Research and data are critical to Tri-ED as we build our strategy and metrics for success for the next five years,” said Lee Crume, president & CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “We will leverage Allison’s research knowledge to collect the data we need to market Northern Kentucky and move the region forward.”

Murcia was previously assistant director of the Clermont County (Ohio) Department of Community and Economic Development where she worked to attract new companies to the Cincinnati region. Her responsibilities included writing grant applications, administering incentive programs, maintaining property databases and analyzing statistical data.

“With a deep understanding of economic development and the data that site selectors and growing companies need, Allison has the skills to interpret the information and also the experience to craft it into a compelling story,” said Christine Russell, vice president of strategy. “Tri-ED will use these data-driven stories to advance our strategic plan.”

Prior to the Clermont County DCED, she held several planning roles with Anderson Township and the City of Norwalk, Ohio. She earned a master of library and information science from the School of Information at Kent State University and bachelor of urban planning from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning.

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