COVINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2015) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear visited Northern Kentucky this morning to celebrate Kentucky’s first place ranking by Site Selection magazine for new and expanded industry activity per capita in 2014. Northern Kentucky primary industry companies made a significant contribution to Kentucky’s economic development success in 2014.
During the celebration at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the “Brainy Bots” robotics team from Ryle High School presented the Site Selection Governor’s Cup with Robot 8913. The Brainy Bots is a robotics club that helps kids develop science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and interest. The club was founded in 2007.
“It’s an honor to have Governor Beshear in Northern Kentucky to celebrate our contribution to the Governor’s Cup,” said Dan Tobergte, President and CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED). “It’s the perfect opportunity to tie-in the region’s effort to develop STEM skills among students who are our future workforce.”
In 2014, 23 primary industry companies announced new locations or expansions in the Boone, Campbell and Kenton County region and 2,087 new direct jobs are projected as a result of these investments in Northern Kentucky.
Local elected officials, community and education leaders and corporate real estate industry executives attended the celebration.
23 companies announced or received preliminary approvals for new locations or expansions in Northern Kentucky in 2014:
Altrista Plastics LLC
Archer Daniels Midland Co.
Avure Technologies, Inc.
Corrosion Resistant Reinforcing
DHL Express (USA)
Load Banks Direct, LLC
Perfetti Van Melle
Sterling Cut Glass Co., Inc.
About Northern Kentucky Tri-ED:
Founded in 1987, the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) serves as the primary economic development marketing agency for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky. Since 1987, 600 companies have located or expanded in Northern Kentucky accounting for the creation of 51,600 new primary jobs for a total of 120,800 jobs created. These jobs have generated an economic impact of $25B. New and expanding companies have accounted for $6.9B in capital investment. Tri-ED is a key partner in Vision 2015, a 10-year strategic plan for growth in the region. For more information, visit www.NorthernKentuckyusa.com. Northern Kentucky Tri-ED can also be followed through social media channels via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.