The growth of Northern Kentucky’s transportation and logistics industry (T&L) is obvious to anyone who even casually follows the news or has driven down I-75 in the past few years. DHL opened its North American superhub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) nearly 10 years ago. Amazon rapidly built out its $1.5 billion Air Hub at CVG with operations launching in August 2021. Huge warehouses line the I-75 corridor with more in the works. Between 2015 and 2020, the T&L industry cluster created more than 11,000 jobs – making our region home to more than three times as many T&L jobs relative to the U.S. average. These new jobs helped Northern Kentucky lead the commonwealth in job creation from 2015 – 2020.

This industry is intimately connected to a sector that holds great promise for Northern Kentucky’s economy: Supply Chain Management & Support Services. This sector has been identified – along with Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences, and Information Technology – for future economic development efforts by the region’s public, private, and government leaders.

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