Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Voters in Kentucky went to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidate they hoped would replace Steve Beasher as the next governor of the commonwealth. 

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Tuesday is Trey Grayson's first day on the job at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The new president says he'll focus on what the chamber does best, advocating for local businesses and the region.

The Institute of Politics at Harvard

The Northern Kentucky Chamber has a new leader.

In a release, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announces former Secretary of State Trey Grayson has been hired as its new president.

Since 2011, Grayson has served as Director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics. Grayson is a 1994 Harvard graduate.  The 42-year-old is scheduled to start his new job July 1. 

The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky regions' economy continues to bounce back from the recession that began five years ago, according to a new economic outlook report.

But the economic outlook report issued Wednesday said more can be done to pick up the pace.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce issued a report Wednesday that forecasts a two percent increase in gross regional product in 2014, compared to 1.4 percent this year.


After nearly 20 years with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, President Steve Stevens says he's leaving his job.

Stevens started at the chamber in 1994 to manage government affairs and serve as the Chamber's lobbyist in Frankfort.  He's been president for the past seven years. 

In a release, Stevens says the job's been rewarding to him, but says now is the time to pursue other professional endeavors.  He has not yet set a his departure date. 

The Greater Cincinnati region is slightly ahead of the nation according to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky joint chambers' 2013 economic outlook released Tuesday.

Janet Harrah is Senior Director of NKU's Center for Economic Analysis and Development.