Covington, KY – BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY) announced that Kate Ferrer has joined the organization as Economic Development Manager.


“Kate’s experience in local and regional economic development and her specific training in economic development are strong assets,” said Dan Tobergte, President and CEO of BE NKY. “The economic opportunities that exist in our region require talented individuals for continued growth. We’re looking forward to Kate’s contributions to our success.”


Ferrer was previously an economic development specialist for the City of Urbana, Illinois. She administered the City’s business incentives programs and assisted new businesses in locating commercial properties, navigating City services and identifying resources for relocating or expanding in Urbana. She earned a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Bachelor of Arts, business administration, cum laude, from the University of Florida.



About BE NKY

Founded in 1987, the BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY) serves as the primary economic development marketing agency for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky. Since 1987, 596 companies have located or expanded in Northern Kentucky accounting for the creation of 49,572 new primary jobs for a total of 117,567 jobs created. These jobs have generated an economic impact of $25B. New and expanding companies have accounted for $6.7B in capital investment. BE NKY is a key partner in Vision 2015, a 10-year strategic plan for growth in the region. For more information, visit BE NKY can also be followed through social media channels via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. To sign up for NKY Thrive e-newsletter, please visit