Last year was a stellar one for economic growth in Northern Kentucky. Some 21 businesses announced new locations or expansions in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in 2013, creating 1,181 new jobs according to Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED).

Fueling Northern Kentucky’s growth is its central location and transportation access to U.S. markets, availability of a skilled workforce and favorable business climate.

In addition, the creation of the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University is having an impact, says Dan Tobergte, Tri-ED president and CEO.

“With the location of Clear Measures and Xcelerated Learning Dynamics in Covington in 2013, Northern Kentucky is building a high-tech, informatics-based corridor,” he says. “We are seeing dividends, with e-commerce logistics companies like Groupon Goods and food manufacturer Newly Weds Foods locating near the airport and many existing advanced manufacturing businesses, like Lyons Magnus and Mubea, expanding.”

NKY Magazine, with the help of Tri-Ed, has compiled the NKY 200 list of the largest employers in the region. The businesses are divided by category, but the rankings represent where each company falls on the total 200. Several companies may have the same ranking because the companies’ have the same number of employees. This database was compiled by NKY Magazine based on information from Tri-County Economic Development Inc., and the magazine’s own research. Missing data was not publicly available. Questions should be addressed to President and Publisher Eric Harmon at 513-297-6205 or


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