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NASCAR events highlight growth of Northern Kentucky tourism

A new study says tourism brings in $4.4 billion in hotel, retail and food/beverage spending to the Tristate per year, with an important slice of Northern Kentucky's share tied to high-profile venues like Kentucky Speedway.


African Professionals Network got started at NKU, continues to spread connections

The African Professionals Network, the area's go-to organization for anything related to continental Africa, hosted its annual symposium Oct. 10 with a keynote address from the Northern Kentucky Chamber's Trey Grayson.


NKY gets back to school with new kindergarten readiness program

Pre-K Works is a bold new kindergarten readiness initiative being rolled out in Erlanger/Elsmere Schools with the goal of becoming a model for all Northern Kentucky districts.


Beer culture on the rise in multiple NKY communities

The craft beer business is booming across Northern Kentucky, where breweries and taprooms draw big crowds and even more are in the planning stages.


Butcher Betties owner follows her dream, prepares for growth

Pin-up girls, rockabilly and whole-animal butchery are a winning combination for Butcher Betties, Allison Hines' meat shop in Florence that's poised for growth.


Tide of new development sweeps through Newport

Newport is poised for strategic transformation that holds citywide promise for the future, from new riverfront development to affordable housing projects to a homecoming for Wiedemann's beer.


UpTech ready to name fourth class of startups, looking to gain national profile

UpTech was launched in 2013 on a five-year mission to invest in and mentor Northern Kentucky startups. Under Interim Program Director JB Woodruff, the organization is looking to establish more of a national presence in the informatics world.


Revving up Northern Kentucky's automotive industry

The automotive industry contributes $14.3 billion to Kentucky's annual gross state product, roughly 8 percent of the total economy, thanks to prominent parts manufacturers and supply businesses in Northern Kentucky.


The sky's the limit for myNKY

After receiving 15,000 ideas from a community engagement campaign, the "myNKY" plan produced a five-year playbook for achieving long-term prosperity in Northern Kentucky and a new name for the lead organization: Skyward.

Ex-Reds pitcher Larry Luebbers participated in an All Stars Read On! event in early June

NKY connects baseball with learning through All-Stars Read On! program

As anticipation builds for the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park on July 14, Northern Kentucky is working to connect baseball with education through an All Stars Read On! summer learning initiative.

Covington's summer celebration July 9-14 will include ferris wheel rides

Covington's bicentennial celebration hits peak during summer

COV200 will kick Covington's bicentennial celebration into high gear July 9-14 along RiverCenter Boulevard and Covington Landing, featuring rides, kids activities, music, food, performances and a traveling freshwater aquarium.

The Purple People Bridge, a rail bridge until 1987, re-opened to pedestrians in 2003

A river runs through Northern Kentucky

Riverfront cities like Dayton, Newport and Covington were once ideal for manufacturing, heavy industry, shipping. Now, those towns are seeing a boom in riverfront retail, residential, and commercial development. Here's a closer look at the projects bringing Northern Kentucky together on the waterfront.


Growing company: 3DLT

Covington-based 3D printing company 3DLT is leading innovations that could change the future of stuff as we know it.

KY Route 9

KY Route 9 relocation holds promise for Campbell County, Newport

Planned improvements along the KY Route 9 corridor could pave the way for business improvements and opportunities throughout NKY. Construction begins this spring and should create a more dynamic, walkable urban environment.

Shotgun Row, Covingon KY

"Shotgun Row" highlights creative placemaking efforts in Covington

The Center for Great Neighborhoods continues building on 38 years of creative placemaking in Covington through its newest development, "Shotgun Row."
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