OneNKY Summit 20192024-02-22T11:31:53-05:00

Background from the 2019 OneNKY Summit

2019 OneNKY® Summit

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.
Physical presence with OneNKY Frankfort opened in 2020 thanks to OneNKY member company, St. Elizabeth, and sponsors. This facility provides presence and brand within walking distance to the Capital through co-working and event space: a clear testament to NKY’s strength.Planned OneNKY Headquarters uniting our growth organizations physically under one roof, aligning strategies and accelerating NKY together.LINKnky, an independent multi-media platform unapologetically covering Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties, launched in October 2021 – creating transparencies, offering information and news for all our community members.
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.
Development of Work-based Learning Portal connects employers and students for internships, apprenticeships and business skill development.
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.
Success of Catalytic Fund on the already established funding and operational platform; progress within the urban core and throughout the NKY Metro.Activation of the Northern Kentucky Port Authority by Tri-ED as an economic developmental tool. This enables the private market to construct a variety of industrial products by identifying and preparing shovel-ready project dedicated to attracting jobs that pay family-supporting wages.
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
  • Identify regional services that serve business needs.
Kenton County Tax Portal in pilot stage allowing for ease of use in filing business fees. This project has regional application.Tri-ED working with partners to develop a comprehensive Community Data Dashboard and engage Northern Kentucky leaders from all sectors in analyzing and using the Dashboard to inform decision-making.

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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