Information Technology. This often invisible business sector is not only a critical component of every company and organization, it is a distinct industry in its own right, and one that will help lead the continuing growth of the Northern Kentucky economy.

Most companies know IT as critical infrastructure – the software and hardware, data security, and internet applications that literally make business possible. Far from being merely a back-of-the-house function, though, IT is one of the most dynamic areas of the American – and Northern Kentucky – economy.

IT employment has increased nearly 19% during the past five years, twice the national rate of growth. Northern Kentucky’s IT sector has grown at an even faster clip during this period: between 2014 and 2019, local IT employment rose by more than 20%. That’s why Information Technology is one of the four target clusters BE NKY Growth Partnership recommends for future economic development efforts in Northern Kentucky, along with Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Supply Chain Management and Support Services.

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