The Cov goes to Frankfort

City officials use legislative reception to tout progress

COVINGTON, Ky. – Networking makes the world go ‘round … and late last week, City of Covington officials were in Frankfort talking to legislators, Cabinet secretaries, statewide Constitutional officer holders, lobbyists, economic development officials, and others about work being done in The Cov.

The setting was the Kentucky Association for Economic Development’s 2022 Legislative Reception, for which Covington was the presenting sponsor and set up an "information booth.”

Mayor Joe Meyer gave brief remarks to the crowd, which totaled 75-100 people over the evening.

City Manager Ken Smith and members of the City’s economic development staff spoke to various officials and colleagues about workforce development initiatives, a proposed $10 million life sciences research & development lab, the 23-acre development site a block south of the Ohio River, entrepreneurship and innovation, and impressive job creation numbers since the beginning of 2020.

“It was a great opportunity to tell the folks downstate about how the City has leveraged its assets to create strong growth during the pandemic and accelerate economic momentum in a way that should prove to be sustainable and impactful over a long period,” Economic Development Director Tom West said.

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