10 Reasons

Why you should invest in, relocate your business to, or move to Northern Kentucky’s largest city.

The Queen City’s sister:

​30 seconds from Cincinnati (or as we like to say, “pay Covington prices, get Cincinnati for free.”)

Housing boom:

Urban living is back! Everybody, it seems, wants the walkability, charm, and excitement of living and working in the urban core. We’re talking THOUSANDS of new condos, apartments, and townhomes at all price points, not to mention in-fill housing in old neighborhoods in walking distance of everything.


The Cov sits just 15 minutes from CVG (9 million passengers, non-stop service to 50-plus cities, 7th largest cargo airport in North America, home to DHL and Amazon hubs). Interstates 71-75 run along the city’s western edge, I-74 is just to the north and west, and the circular I-275 cuts across our southern edge.

23 acres:

An East Coast commercial developer called it “one of the most exciting land redevelopment opportunities between Baltimore and New Orleans.” Come be a part of the City’s efforts to fill in the vacant 23-acre site a block south of the river that used to house a sprawling IRS tax processing facility.

Walkability and Quirk:

From intriguing public art to a new riverfront amphitheater to lively events (badminton tournaments, dog swims, a street hockey league, “Beer Miles,” and The Carnegie’s traveling improv group for rent), we know how to have fun. (Check out the #Weekend in LoveTheCov narrative events calendar the City publishes every Thursday.)

The cool urban vibe:

Eclectic architecture, historic buildings, and incredibly cool office spaces. Who wouldn’t want to work here?

Not a chain-kind-of-place:​​

The Cov is filled with one-of-a-kind small retailers, drinking spots and restaurants (many of the latter with an international theme) and is home to nine stops on The B-Line, the northern gateway to Kentucky’s internationally famous Bourbon Trail.

Innovation Alley:

Big stuff* is happening in the land of accelerators, incubators, small-business expertise, and world-renowned research. See HERE. (*Can you say research pushing the edge on revolutionary COVID testing and early-stage cancer treatment?)

Inclusive and welcoming:

Diversity and inclusion are part of our core identity. Sure we have rainbow crosswalks and an annual Pride Parade and festival (NBC News named us one of its “11 gay-friendly cities in big red states”), but it’s more than symbolic: We’re also home to Esperanza Latino Center and NKY Pride Center. We were the 3rd City in Kentucky to adopt a wide-ranging Human Rights Ordinance and the 1st to adopt the Crown Act protection against discrimination and a ban on destructive conversion therapy for minors. Oh, and our City leadership is the most diverse around.

The red carpet:

When you contact our Economic Development department, they respond quickly with a personal touch and practical incentives for large AND small businesses. We want YOU!