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Here’s the 4-1-1 on Northern Kentucky

There is something for everyone in the greater Northern Kentucky area.

By Lindsey Hyde on August 10, 2020

Northern Kentucky
Covington / Louis Rideout

Northern Kentucky is one of the fastest growing regions in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Supported by a strong economic sector, endless opportunities for fun and an exceptional quality of life, it’s no wonder why people are flocking to the region. 

Here’s the 4-1-1 on what’s going on in Northern Kentucky. 


  • A+ Institutions: Northern Kentucky University serves 14,000 students enrolled in its seven colleges and five schools. Plus, the region offers access to a plethora of other esteemed higher education institutions, including Thomas More University, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati and Gateway Community & Technical College.


  • Strong Economy: Northern Kentucky enjoys a diverse economy with strong sectors in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, financial services and food production industries.



  • Easy on the Wallet: The cost of living in the Cincinnati region is 12% below the national average, and Northern Kentucky offers an even more affordable alternative.



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  • Taking Flight: With an annual impact of more than $4.4B the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is a key economic driver in the region, supporting more than 31,000 direct and indirect jobs.



  • Location Advantage: The average commute time throughout the region is only 22 minutes, thanks largely to Northern Kentucky being at the crossroads of interstates 71, 75, 275 and 471.



  • Entrepreneur-Friendly: Several programs in Northern Kentucky are set up to support entrepreneurs, including Blue North and Northern Kentucky University’s INKUBATOR.



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  • International Flavor: Located near the popular Newport on the Levee, a premiere dining, retail and entertainment center, Hofbräuhaus Newport Brewery & Restaurant allows guests to enjoy bier, potato pancakes, schnitzel and other German traditional delights.



  • Underwater Adventure: Newport Aquarium showcases thousands of animals from around the world in 1 million gallons of water, with popular attractions such as alligators, frogs, penguins, rays, sharks, snakes and turtles.



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