Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Advancing A Diverse Economy

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 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 717 business projects, representing more than 69,000 primary industry jobs created with a capital investment of more than $8.7 billion.

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

Industry Targets

In its attraction efforts, Tri-ED focuses on 6 industry clusters and 23 industry subsectors.

  • Engine & Metal Component Production
  • Sensors & Controls
  • Distribution
  • Interior Suppliers
  • Chemical Compounds
Aviation & Aerospace
  • Aerospace Parts Manufacturing
  • Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)
  • Light & Sport Aviation
Financial Services
  • Financial Service Advisory
  • Cybersecurity
  • Back Office Support
  • Financial Software
Food & Flavoring
  • Co-Located Manufacturing with HQ, Distribution Center and/or Operations
  • Perishables
  • Food R&D
Life Sciences
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Cancer Research
  • Lab Testing & Processing
  • Health Informatics
Supply Chain
  • HQ/Regional Office/Logistics Providers (3PL)
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Packaging Technology
  • Logistics Machinery Manufacturers