It was a triumphant year for Northern Kentucky. The number of new and expanding companies in Northern Kentucky more than doubled in 2010. That growth is expected to create 3,513 new jobs and $200 million in investment in land, buildings and equipment over the next three years.
It’s a portrait of resilience, strength and success. And last month, the region’s business leaders gathered to celebrate and recognize the Thoroughbreds – the 22 companies that together helped Northern Kentucky thrive and grow last year.
“In fiscally uncertain times, it is quite gratifying to see these companies make a capital investment – and a show of confidence – in the Northern Kentucky area,” says Dan Tobergte, President & CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, which holds the annual luncheon.
The invitation-only event serves to recognize and appreciate primary business that locate, expand or are created anew in Northern Kentucky. It’s a cornerstone of Tri-ED’s activities and mission.
“We want to make sure we show that Northern Kentucky services after the sale,” says Tobergte.
Cold Chain Integrity: A venture of United Dairy Farmers, Cold Chain Integrity completed Phase II construction of a 100,000-square-foot, highly specialized, ultra-low temperature room with redundant power and refrigeration for a long-term, pharmaceutical tenant in 2010. The project created 40 jobs. The total warehouse space now exceeds 350,000 square feet, making Cold Chain Integrity the largest public cold storage facility in the Tri-State.