Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Advancing a Diverse Economy with Tri-ED

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) blends public and private funds to enhance the business climate in, and foster regional cooperation among, Kentucky’s Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties. We market and promote Northern Kentucky on a national and international basis as a desirable location for new or expanding businesses, and we assist existing local companies to expand operations and grow their customer base.

Since its founding in 1987, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED has led the successful relocation or expansion efforts for 746 business projects, representing more than 71,800 primary industry jobs created with a capital investment of more than $9 billion.

Northern Kentucky is home to more than 550 primary industry companies which represent a strong diversity of industry and innovation.

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Northern Kentucky: an Optimal Location for Business

Tri-ED serves Northern Kentucky, a key part of the 16-county Greater Cincinnati region, a thriving metro area with seven Fortune 500 companies headquartered here; professional sports teams; major arts and cultural institutions; prominent public and private universities; a modern streetcar line; and nationally-recognized restaurant, craft beer and live music scenes.

Tri-ED and the counties we serve are a one-day drive from 54% of the U.S. population, the nexus where three interstate highways meet, including I-75 linking Michigan to Florida. We’re home to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which offers 165 peak-day flights, is home to DHL’s North America super-hub and the Amazon Air cargo hub.

The Ohio River brought the area’s first settlers and remains a vital transportation artery today. Major east-west and north-south railroad lines cross here.

Attracting, Retaining, and Expanding Businesses

Tri-ED also celebrates our own identity around supportive communities, historic neighborhoods and Kentucky’s famous bourbon and horse culture. We connect the north and south, the Midwest and Southeast, and we welcome everyone.

We take care of newcomers and long-time residents alike. Tri-ED helps develop resources and infrastructure to support economic development and will work with you to start or expand business operations here. And we don’t forget about you once you’re established — our BR&E program connects businesses with solutions to sustain current operations and accelerate growth.

Connect with us, and we’ll connect you throughout the Cincinnati region.

“I love the access to big-city amenities around Cincinnati, but I also support my neighborhood businesses and volunteer at my kids’ school.”

Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport