NKY Tri-ED Celebrates the Success of Its Build + Elevate Investor Campaign, Surpassing Goal and Ready to Work


The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) has successfully concluded its Build + Elevate NKY investor campaign, surpassing the $4.5 million goal for the campaign launched in February 2022 by $100,000. .

“Tri-ED’s Board of Directors is committed to achieving the goals of the Build + Elevate NKY initiatives and this new path for the company as a private/public partnership,” said Tom Banta, Chairman of the Board. administration of Tri-ED and Chief Real Estate Agent at Corporex Companies. “We are grateful to the Cincinnati-area business community for investing in Build + Elevate NKY. The campaign funds the company’s work on four initiatives that were created with input from the private and public sectors.

The Tri-ED team began working on the four key campaign-funded initiatives in July:

• Data-driven community decision-making

• Enable Northern Kentucky Port Authority

• Provide customized workforce solutions

• Targeted business growth

“The investment in Build + Elevate NKY by more than 60 business and community leaders is a true testament to the vision of the Tri-ED Board of Directors to lead and guide Northern Kentucky toward future prosperity,” said the CEO Lee Crume. “I am proud to share that we have exceeded our goal and have invested over $4.6 million to fund the new work encompassed by the initiatives over the next five years.

Build + Raise

Co-chairs Tom Banta and Bob Heil, CEO of KLH Engineers, led an honorary eight-person campaign cabinet with private and public sector leaders who helped Tri-ED and its board raise investor awareness, which exceeded the target of $4.5 million. .

The Tri-ED team has grown and will continue to grow to achieve the goals of the four initiatives over the next five years.

In August, Lauren Mulcahy joined Tri-ED as Client Relations Specialist and Sydney Murray as Communications Specialist.

Both Mulcahy and Murray took on newly created positions within the growing company. They will support the overall goals of the Tri-ED team, including Build + Elevate NKY initiatives. Jacob Edmonds has been appointed Director of Business Growth to lead the targeted business growth initiative.

Tri-ED is currently recruiting for two additional new positions: Workforce Development Manager and Real Estate and Project Specialist.

The Workforce Development Manager will be responsible for leading the Build + Elevate NKY workforce solutions initiative. This position will work to determine the root causes of Northern Kentucky’s labor issues, engage existing employers in the tradable goods sector to determine current labor needs and gaps, and identify workforce trends to prepare for future business growth.

The Real Estate and Projects Specialist will complete special real estate-related projects, in addition to assisting with Northern Kentucky Port Authority activation and site and building evaluations for development commercial or redevelopment.

More information on these positions, as well as an opening to fill the role of Research Director, can be found at nordkentuckyusa.com/about-us/careers/.

Tri-ED is on track to exceed its 2022 targets for projects, jobs and capital investments, building on its achievements in each of the past two years. The company exceeded its 2021 and 2020 targets.

In 2021, Tri-ED supported 27 businesses with expansions or new location announcements with 1,851 jobs and $255 million in capital investment in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

Since its founding in 1987, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED has successfully led the relocation or expansion efforts of 746 commercial projects, representing more than 71,800 primary industry jobs created with a capital investment of over $9 billion. of dollars.

To learn more about Build + Elevate NKY, visit be-nky.com.


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