Best known for its county seat of Covington, Kenton County is directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. In spring 2017 Renaissance Covington was one of three communities honored with a 2017 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA) presented by the National Main Street Center, Inc. Renaissance Covington is nationally accredited through the Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS). KYMS is the oldest statewide downtown revitalization program in the nation, created in 1979 as a means to spark community economic development within the context of preserving historic buildings. The program utilizes NMSC’s successful Four-Point Approach of organization, promotion, design and economic vitality.
Kenton County boasts an active food and entertainment scene, a lot of which is centered in Covington’s MainStrasse Village. And the city’s diverse business district includes everything from tech start-ups to nonprofits to international corporations. The Kenton County business community is a force to be reckoned with and experienced another major win most recently when Covington lured CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting to move its headquarters and operations from Cincinnati.
To the west of I-71/I-75 is Ludlow, which enjoys its small town atmosphere of scenic river views and historic neighborhoods a mere two miles away from uber urban Cincinnati.
Covington has many historic charms, including the awe-inspiring Roman Catholic St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
Its cultural and business accolades make it very competitive for tourism and talent acquisition.