Supply Chain

Optimally located and positioned for ease of market access, Northern Kentucky has a strong logistics infrastructure in place. Major freight and air cargo companies in Northern Kentucky include Amazon Air, DHL, UPS, and FedEx.

On top of our location and infrastructure, our strength in the supply chain is supported by leading universities and hands-on technical training programs where innovation thrives.

A wide range of companies have found the expertise, workforce and an ideal location that allows them to get a product from Northern Kentucky to the rest of the world in under 24 hours.

Why NKY? Our Advantage, from Here to Anywhere

Northern Kentucky is within a one-day’s drive or 90-minute flight of two-thirds of the US population. (Claritas, 2018)

Located on the I-75 corridor connecting Michigan and Florida
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), the 7th largest cargo airport in North America, is home to DHL N.A. & Amazon Air cargo hubs
Two Class I railroads (CSX & Norfolk Southern) cross our region
The Ports of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky is #1 busiest inland river port in the US (US Army Corps, 2018)


Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati offer a strong core of professional, logistics, tech and production workers and rigorous degree programs to support a sustainable talent pipeline.

105,000+ workers in transportation/logistics/warehouse occupations in Cincinnati MSA (JobsEQ, 2020)
10 regional colleges, universities and career campuses offer supply chain management degrees and certificates
35% of those aged 25-64 have a bachelor’s degree or higher in the Cincinnati MSA (JobsEQ, 2019)