Northern Kentucky

Toyota plans to relocate nearly 1600 jobs from its Erlanger, KY facility. The car company says it is building a new headquarters in Plano, Texas.

Beginning this summer, approximately 1,000 jobs at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) in Erlanger will be relocated in small batches to Texas. The majority, however, won't move until the new headquarters are built, which could be in late 2016 or early 2017.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

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

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  Almost a decade ago, Vision 2015 was created as a strategic plan and a call to action to identify, prioritize and achieve the goals of the Northern Kentucky Region. Vision 2015 President William L.

Kentucky's economy recovering, but slowly

Dec 26, 2013

A new report on state economic conditions says that Kentucky is still on the road to recovery from the  recession.  

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president Dave Adkisson said a new report released by the chamber examining data in jobs, wages and housing market growth shows the state has been slowly climbing out of the 2008 recession.


Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.

A study released in November said drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in Kentucky since 1999 and now the number is higher than all other states except for West Virginia and New Mexico. Northern Kentucky is seeing more emergency room visits from overdoses and more people dying from overdoses.

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Automotive supplier Mubea  cut the ribbon on its new manufacturing facility in Boone County today.  The  $60 million investment will lead to the creation of about 150 jobs. 

Governor Steve Beshear and Northern Kentucky officials joined the company and its employees for the ceremony.

Local CVBs attract thousands to town

Jul 10, 2013

  Each year thousands of people come to Greater Cincinnati for conventions and trade shows and contribute millions of dollars to our local economy. Mark Heyne talks with Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Eric Summe and President and CEO of the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dan Lincoln, about attracting meetings and conventions here.

Barbara Gray talks with Northern Kentucky attorney and author Rick Robinson about his newest novel, leaving behind his political thrillers for the time being, and penning a personal coming-of-age story called Alligator Alley.

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Northern Kentucky has generated lots of economic announcements in the past year--business expansions here,  job expansions there--and the momentum continues into this year.  Much of the growth is thanks to a wealth of resources such as available land, a well-trained workforce and nearby transportation, including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and DHL.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Air cargo carrier Southern Air is moving its global headquarters to Florence, Kentucky. The $3.5 million investment will create 150 jobs.

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson says companies aren't picking the state solely based on tax incentives.