Advancing a Diverse Economy with BE NKY

BE NKY Growth Partnership, the economic development company for Northern Kentucky, provides businesses with the expertise they need to build opportunity in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties. We attract new business and elevate what’s already here to create innovative, forward-thinking, and attractive environments for companies and community success.

We market and promote Northern Kentucky on a national and international basis as an ideal location for new or expanding businesses, and we assist existing local companies to expand operations and grow their customer base.

BE NKY Growth Partnership launched in March 2023. Since its founding in 1987 (as Northern Kentucky Tri-ED), BE NKY has led successful relocation or expansion efforts for 781 business projects, representing more than 75,569 primary industry jobs created with a capital investment of nearly $9.7 billion.

We serve Northern Kentucky so that our community thrives through the creation of good jobs and a growing, diverse economy. We believe in Opportunity and Prosperity for All Northern Kentuckians.

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Northern Kentucky: an Optimal Location for Business

BE NKY serves Northern Kentucky, a key part of the 15-county Greater Cincinnati region, a thriving metro area with six Fortune 500 companies headquartered here; professional sports teams; major arts and cultural institutions; prominent public and private universities; a modern streetcar line; and nationally recognized restaurant, craft beer and live music scenes.

BE NKY and the counties we serve are a one-day drive from 54% of the U.S. population, the nexus where three interstate highways meet, including I-75 linking Michigan to Florida. We’re home to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which offers 50+ nonstop destinations and is home to DHL’s North America super-hub and the Amazon Air cargo hub.

The Ohio River brought the area’s first settlers and remains a vital transportation artery today. Major east-west and north-south railroad lines cross here.

Attracting, Retaining, and Expanding Businesses

BE NKY also celebrates our own identity around supportive communities, historic neighborhoods and Kentucky’s famous bourbon and horse culture. We connect the north and south, the Midwest and Southeast, and we welcome everyone.

We take care of newcomers and long-time residents alike. BE NKY helps develop resources and infrastructure to support economic development and will work with you to start or expand business operations here. And we don’t forget about you once you’re established — our BR&E program connects businesses with solutions to sustain current operations and accelerate growth.

Connect with us, and we’ll connect you throughout the Cincinnati region.

“I love the access to big-city amenities around Cincinnati, but I also support my neighborhood businesses and volunteer at my kids’ school.”

Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport