Ft. Mitchell, KY (January 8, 2023) – BE NKY Growth Partnership’s second Annual Forum will focus on Northern Kentucky’s competitiveness and future strategies, featuring a keynote address by Economic Leadership Founder and Managing Partner Ted Abernathy.

The forum also includes recognition of our 2023 Growth Companies, those that located or expanded in Northern Kentucky.

“I’m so proud of all the hard work our team put in over the last year,” said BE NKY CEO Lee Crume. “Despite significant economic pressures, our team succeeded in securing thousands of new, well-paying jobs for our community. We are excited to bring industry leaders Ted Abernathy and Kat Saunders from Economic Leadership to Northern Kentucky to present an analysis of how Northern Kentucky stacks up competitively to other regions in the U.S.”

Abernathy will present their competitive analysis of the Northern Kentucky region, incorporating the results of interviews with our region’s significant employers in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, IT, and supply chain management sectors.

They will also share best practices from leading communities throughout the United States that could be appropriate for use in Northern Kentucky, and a strategic action agenda to improve competitiveness and further diversify our region’s economy.

Abernathy will present initial findings at the forum and a full report will be released in the spring.

The Annual Forum will begin at 8 a.m. on Jan. 25 at Hotel Covington. For more details, and to register for the event, visit https://be-nky.com/annualforum/.

About Economic Leadership

Economic Leadership is an economic development and strategic planning consultancy enthusiastically helping places, organizations, and leaders be more competitive, more collaborative, and more successful. Economic Leadership’s ability to help clients is enriched by the broad nature of its work and dedication to relationships and success. Over the last ten years, the consultancy has provided strategic planning, analysis, and counsel to hundreds of clients, including state and local governments, public and private companies, academia, economic development organizations, non-profits, and more. Visit https://www.econleadership.com/ for more information.

About BE NKY Growth Partnership

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 serve Northern Kentucky so that our community thrives through the creation of good jobs and a growing and diverse economy. We believe in Opportunity and Prosperity for All Northern Kentuckians. Visit www.BE-NKY.com for more information.