OneNKY Summit Initiatives2022-07-28T14:45:29-04:00

OneNKY® Summit Initiatives

Picture a healthy, vibrant community through a growth-oriented regional economy driven by educational excellence, social mobility and a united view of the future.

Fast-forward to a community that drives strategic change through action. That recognizes the need for transformation. A community that demands results.

You’ve identified the reason for the OneNKY Summit Series, conducted through outreach to NKY’s growth organizations; community and business leaders, elected officials and other stake holder groups. Quarterly updates began in 2019 and have continued virtually during the pandemic.

The intent is to drive NKY forward through select transformative initiatives that offer tangible, measurable results. And to keep the conversations moving forward as OneNKY becomes an even stronger part of this region and the Commonwealth.

Take a look at material from last years Summit

2021 Media Release
2021 OneNKY Summit Presentation


Goal: Provide NKY with a unified voice for growth within the CMSA and Frankfort
Initiative: Fund, Develop and Implement the NKY brand identity
  • This work will focus on local, regional and state brand outreach as NKY becomes an even stronger part of the CMSA and a unified voice in Frankfort;
  • Professionally addresses the creation of a shared community narrative, inclusive of target audience and measurable objectives while leveraging our position within the Cincinnati region and Commonwealth;
  • The OneNKY Frankfort facility and planned OneNKY HQ in Covington will create opportunities for strategic advocacy, shared services and growth resulting in an ease of business.
Goal: Increase the pool of available workers in NKY
Initiative: Strengthen our talent pipeline by providing work-based learning experiences for secondary students within high demand industry sectors
  • Our branding efforts will impact talent attraction efforts for NKY;
  • The talent who come to NKY for purposes of career advancement, quality of life will also choose to raise families, choose schools, etc.
  • Our talent pipeline is strengthened through the ongoing career development of our secondary school students;
  • Through GROW NKY work-based learning experience, secondary school students will advance through apprenticeships and internships – preparing them for immediate and valuable entry into the workforce or next stage of education.
Goal: Accelerate real estate development in the urban core and throughout the NKY region
Initiative: Develop shovel ready sites complete with funding to attract office and industrial businesses to NKY along with supporting residential, retail, hospitality and entertainment developments that enhance the quality of place necessary to attract talent.
  • Our increased brand identity will attract talent as well as expand businesses, but we need places to put them!
  • Given NKY’s potential for growth, we need developable locations, pad-ready sites, and in some cases,
    move-in ready product.
  • Spatial data analytics and real estate market intelligence will inform how we address our region’s real estate needs.
  • We will leverage the funding and operational platform already established by the Catalytic Fund to create an additional pool of investment capital for our urban core and to activate the Northern Kentucky Port Authority as a vehicle to extend the Catalytic Fund’s place-based investment program regionally.
Goal: Make it easy to do business in NKY
Initiative: Establish a comprehensive intelligence unit to identify data-driven community and business needs and opportunities for growth
  • We are considering a variety of regional services that make it easy to do
  • business in NKY
  • There are also a variety of (perceived) community needs that should be addressed
  • There are conflicting or non-existent sources of data to base decisions
  • This service will provide access to consistent, supporting data from which to analyze and determine a direction – both public and private

LINK Media

October 27th, 2021|

LINK Media, a new multi-media platform specifically focused on news, information and entertainment created for Northern Kentucky and led by talented, media professionals including Lacy Starling, Chief Executive Officer, Michael Monks, Chief Content Officer and Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer. The OneNKY Alliance incubated this effort over the past 18 months, noting the need for a stronger voice given the media void in the market. Northern Kentucky University, NKY Chamber and the Horizon Community Funds will join the Alliance as appointments to the governing board.

Moon Shot for Equity

October 27th, 2021|

The Moon Shot for Equity program customized by education firm EAB and introduced by Northern Kentucky University and Gateway Community & Technical College. These local institutions are partnering with Miami University and Cincinnati State to take significant and measurable steps to close equity gaps within regional clusters of two- and four-year colleges and universities by 2030. A Challenge to create similar measurable efforts in NKY’s business and health sectors was issued, as work on Diversity Equity and Inclusion continues.

NKY At a Glance

October 27th, 2021|

NKY At a Glance – This new series will provide community information enhancing knowledge and voice within the NKY Metro. Northern Kentucky University research team provided the initial segment focused on structure and spending with more programming to come in 2022.

Kenton County Tax Portal Pilot

October 27th, 2021|

The Kenton County Tax Portal Pilot led by Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann bringing efficiency and convenience to the collection of business tax and fees. The pilot will begin with area realtors in early 2022 with the intent to expand to the business community once vetted. Through its ease of use and high-tech access, the portal has regional application.

OneNKY Frankfort Summit Video

October 27th, 2021|

OneNKY Frankfort, an existing facility offering presence and identity for NKY was featured as the community continues to pursue resources and recognition in Frankfort and Washington DC. Within walking distance to the Capital, the facility offers co-working and event space. Opened in 2020, the facility has been frequently utilized by various growth organizations, business, and community leaders.

OneNKY HQ Summit Video

October 27th, 2021|

Plans continue for the OneNKY HQ facility bringing together growth organizations with a stronger, more unified identity as an economic growth driver. The 34,000 square foot facility located at the foot of the Roebling Bridge in Covington, will house the NKY Chamber, Tri-ED, meetNKY, Catalytic Fund, Horizon Community Funds and the OneNKY Alliance.

OneNKY EDUCATION Supporting Session held 9/14/2021

September 14th, 2021|

The OneNKY Summit Series continued this week with the Education Session. Our keynote speaker for Education, Brigitte Blom, Pritchard Committee, in concert with the panel moderated by Randy Poe, Northern Kentucky Education Council provided a data-rich base line view of Early Childhood, Connections to Competencies and Educational Advancement/Opportunities.

OneNKY GROWTH Supporting Session held 8/31/21

September 7th, 2021|

Compelling data and discussion successfully drove the August 31st Growth Session as part of the OneNKY Summit Series thanks to many who participated. We are passionate about our community as we Build towards our 22nd Century OneNKY!

February 24th OneNKY Summit Update

February 25th, 2021|

Thank you to those who participated in the February 24th OneNKY Summit Update.  Since 2019 we have convened our growth organizations, community, business, and political leaders through six Summits centered around key initiatives that have transformed our community.  We are showing results as the need for strategic action is implemented throughout [...]

OneNKY Summit Series: February 24, 2021 Update

January 26th, 2021|

This year holds great promise of continued OneNKY partnerships with community and business leaders, our growth organizations, elected officials and all persistently driving the advancement of our community. Please join us on Wednesday, February 24 at 3 p.m. for a OneNKY Summit Virtual Update. To register for our summit, please [...]

1NKY Summit Series: April 22 Update

April 20th, 2020|

We are excited about the outstanding response received to the 1NKY survey and the attendance at the April 22 1NKY Summit Virtual Update. Supporting materials from the session including the entire 1NKY survey are included in this communication. Participants received the following: Updates from leaders in the public /private sectors including [...]

Resources on How our Cities can Restart Following COVID-19

April 15th, 2020|

As we prepare for the future of NKY through the April 22 1NKY Summit VIRTUAL Update, please refer to these documents for background. Of specific interest is the article on How Our Cities Can Reopen after the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Ten-Point Preparedness Plan for our Communities by Richard Florida & Steven [...]

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