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Ted Abernathy
Founder & Managing Partner
Economic Leadership

Kat Saunders
Economic Leadership

2024 Annual Forum

Northern Kentucky’s Competitiveness & Future Strategies

The BE NKY Growth Partnership Annual Forum will recognize our 2023 Growth Companies, those that located or expanded in NKY, and feature a keynote address – Northern Kentucky’s Competitiveness & Future Strategies – by Ted Abernathy, founder and managing partner of Economic Leadership.

Ted and Economic Leadership Partner Kat Saunders will present the findings from a competitive analysis of the NKY region which will incorporate the results of interviews with our region’s significant employers in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, IT, and supply chain management sectors. He will also share best practices from leading communities throughout the U.S. that could be appropriate for use in NKY and a strategic action agenda to improve competitiveness and further diversify our region’s economy.

Ted is a leader in analyzing the competitiveness of communities and developing strategies to reimagine the future. He is the principal author of nearly 100 reports on future trends, economic and workforce development, technology, and leadership, and he speaks on the economy weekly.

January 25, 2023

8:00 a.m.  Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m.  Welcome & NKY’s Competitiveness: A hard look at NKY’s competitiveness and how the region stacks up
9:45 a.m.  Break
10:00 a.m.  Recognition of 2023 Growth Companies
10:30 a.m.  NKY’s Future Strategies, Trends, Best Practices and Next Steps
11:30 a.m.  Program Concludes


North by Hotel Covington
The Lightwell
19 E Pike Street
Covington, KY 41011

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