The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) blends public and private funds to enhance the business climate in and foster regional cooperation among Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. We market and promote Northern Kentucky on a national and international basis as a desirable location for new or expanding businesses, and we assist existing local companies to expand operations and grow their customer base.

Since its founding in 1987, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED has led the successful relocation or expansion efforts for 670 business projects, representing more than 67,000 primary industry jobs created with a capital investment of more than $8.4 billion.

Northern Kentucky is home to more than 550 primary industry companies which represent a strong diversity of industry and innovation.

Industry Targets

In its attraction efforts, Tri-ED focuses on 6 industry clusters and 16 industry subsectors.


  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing

Aviation & Aerospace

  • Aerospace Parts Manufacturing
  • Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)
  • Light & Sport Aviation
Financial Services
  • Financial Service Advisory
  • Cybersecurity
  • Back Office Support
  • Financial Software

Food & Flavoring

  • Co-Located Manufacturing with HQ, DC and/or Operations
  • Perishables
  • Food R&D

Life Sciences

  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Health Informatics

Logistics Technology

  • HQ/Regional Office/3PL
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Packaging Technology
  • Logistics Machinery

Connect With Us

Karen Finan
INTERIM President & CEO
Casey Barach
SVP, High Growth Entrepreneurship
Wade Williams
SVP, Business Development
JB Woodruff
Director, UpTech
Jennifer Panepinto
Director, Business Retention & Expansion
Victoria Hafele
Economic Development Specialist