Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation recently brought some good news to its slice of Kentucky: The corporation announced that in 2012, 24 companies announced new locations or expansions in the Boone, Campbell and Kenton county region of Kentucky. The corporation also announced that 3,774 new jobs are projected as a result of these new arrivals.
“2012 was an excellent year in terms of the number of companies expanding or locating in Northern Kentucky,” said Gary Moore, Boone County judge executive and Tri-ED chairman, in a written statement. “It was an outstanding year in terms of jobs announced, nearly triple what was announced in 2011 and ranking fourth highest in Tri-ED’s 26 year history.”
In a good sign for the region, many of the new jobs coming to Kentucky are good ones. Advanced manufacturing, office/tech, call center operations and e-commerce/logistics were strong sectors in 2012.
“Tri-ED has worked to create a diverse, primary industry economy in Northern Kentucky,” said Dan Tobergte, president and chief executive officer of Tri-Ed, in a written statement.
Tobergte pointed to new arrivals such as California-based i-Herb and NorAm International Partners, Inc. out of Massachusetts as examples of this diversity.