The supply chain is what surrounds goods and services, including how manufacturers and service providers source the materials they need to produce their goods or deliver their services, as well as how the finished goods get to the end consumer. It’s complex and far-reaching, and it very often passes through NKY and the Cincinnati region.
Northern Kentucky is a logistics and distribution juggernaut. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is now the fifth busiest cargo airport in the continental United States. Total cargo volumes at the facility have tripled during the past decade, and cargo activity at the airport is likely to experience significant growth in the years ahead.
Amazon rapidly built out its $1.5 billion Air Hub at CVG, with operations launching in August 2021, and CVG is officially Amazon Air’s primary U.S. air cargo hub. DHL also opened its North American super-hub at CVG. The region is served by three interstates. Additionally, the Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are among the busiest inland port districts in the nation.
Supply Chain Management companies tend to concentrate on major port and air cargo facilities. Huge warehouses line the I-75 corridor, with more in the works. Between 2015 and 2020, the transportation and logistics (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.