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Last year was such a good one for Northern Kentucky investment that it ranks in the top five in the 28 years Northern Kentucky Tri-ED has been keeping track.

Twenty-seven companies announced new locations and expansions in 2015, an increase of 17 percent from 2014. That is the highest number in the previous three years. The average is 22. The 2015 projects created 2,435 jobs, a 22 percent increase from 2014 and $459.8 million in capital investment, up 106 percent.

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Northern Kentucky's Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (TRI-ED) now has strong numbers to back claims that it continues to attract local, national, and international companies to Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties.

The numbers

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Northern Kentucky is posting strong jobs numbers for 2012. The Tri-County Economic Development Corporation reports 24 companies announced new locations or expansion projects last year, creating nearly 3,774 jobs.

Boone County Judge Executive and Tri-Ed Chairman Gary Moore says that's pretty good given the economic situation.

"This is the fourth highest as far as job creation... in our 25 year history," he says. "It's the seventh highest in capital investment. All of these are great signs that Northern Kentucky is positioned well for future growth and recovery."


A Covington life sciences incubator is expanding and area developers are looking forward to it attracting more related companies.

When bioLOGIC moves in its newest start-up companies in March, the old dance hall, turned lab and office space, will triple its size. Managing Director Keith Schneider shows off the bigger conference room.

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BioLOGIC, Covington's life sciences accelerator, is expanding. Not only do city leaders hope to fill the space but they are counting on the bright ideas and talented workforce to help lure other life science companies to the area. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."