Lee Crume joined BE NKY as President and CEO two years ago. He is passionate about the benefits that businesses find in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati Region – check out his Top Five Tips. They range from population growth to cargo access, and, of course, bourbon!

#1 – Cincinnati region ranked #1 by SmartAsset for best city for college graduates, the third consecutive year at the top of the rankings.

#2 – Two international air cargo hubs, DHL Americas and Amazon Air, at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Within a two-hour drive of two more – UPS in Louisville, Kentucky and Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio.

#3 – Three counties with growing population. +8% average growth for Boone County, Campbell, and Kenton Counties; outpacing U.S. average growth of 6.8%. (2010-2019)

#4 – Four Professional Sports Teams – Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, FC Cincinnati and Cincinnati Cyclones.

#5 – Bourbon – need I say more? NKY is the gateway to Kentucky’s 73 bourbon distilleries with New Riff, a 5 Double Gold medal award winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, located a few yards from the Ohio River in Newport, Kentucky.

Bonus: Experience matters. BE NKY brings a team of local, regional, workforce, developer, and commonwealth resources with a proven record of “big deal” success for our clients. Learn more about our team.