The rolling hills of Campbell County are alive with green space and waterways as well as room for businesses to grow. With the opening of the KY 9 connector road through Newport in late 2018, the AA Highway now goes from Newport to Maysville and beyond, making it easier for travelers to go from Northern Kentucky to downtown Cincinnati and vice versa. New Riff Distilling, on Distillery Way along the AA, has continued to grow since its opening in 2014. The Newport on the Levee complex is under new ownership with expansion plans, and the $1 billion Ovation multiuse project is underway, so bourbon, attractions and entertainment are increasing the overall tourism impact in Campbell County.
Newport-based CompMed, a medical billing services company founded in 1993, invested $1.11 million in 2019 to expand the facility by 2,000 s.f. and create 150 additional full-time jobs. The Hillshire Brands Company in Alexandria, Ky., acquired by Tyson Foods in 2014, completed a $50 million expansion of operations in 2019 that began in the summer of 2017 and included a new wastewater treatment facility and warehouse cold storage addition.
Estimated 2020 population: 93,152
Median household income: $57,208
Judge/Executive: Steve Pendery, campbellcountyky.org
Chamber of Commerce: Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, nkychamber.com