FT. MITCHELL (May 25, 2021) – BE NKY Growth Partnership (BE NKY) President and CEO Lee Crume shared the following statement regarding the hiring announcement made by Amazon.com Inc. for the Amazon Air hub at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

“The Amazon Air hub is a tremendous advantage for the Cincinnati region – for our residents looking for career development and advancement opportunities,” said Crume. “The hub is also an asset for Northern Kentucky’s business attraction efforts – it will lead to growth and diversity in our economy and BE NKY bringing innovative companies to our region.”

Several manufacturers have announced they will locate in NKY to be closer to the hub – the only one Amazon has opened like it in the world. The hub’s operations were designed with employees in mind – with natural light and views of the planes and runways at CVG. Phase 1 of the project includes an approximately 800,000 square foot sort facility and auxiliary buildings.

“Amazon has a fast hiring timeline and we recognize that many employers are worried that, in an already tight labor market, they will lose employees or have difficulty hiring. Through GROW NKY, Northern Kentucky offers a comprehensive set of partners, Gateway Community & Technical College, the NKY Workforce Investment Board, NKY Area Development District, the NKY Career Center and many more, that can help employers with hiring and retention program development,” added Crume.

Amazon.com Inc. announced it would build the Amazon Air hub at CVG on January 31, 2017. The hub is the company’s largest in the world and represents a $1.5B investment in Northern Kentucky and is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs. More details on the hub can be found on the CVG website, https://www.cvgairport.com/about/next/amazon-and-cvg/amazonatcvg.

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BE NKY serves as the primary economic development company for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, providing marketing, business retention and expansion services for the region.

BE NKY’s vision is opportunity and prosperity for all Northern Kentuckians.