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Construction trades school to open in Latonia

The Enzweiler Building Institute (EBI) teaches a variety of skilled construction trades. (Photo courtesy of the EBI) With demand for jobs high, shopping center to become workforce hub COVINGTON, Ky. – A new school that teaches construction trades will open next year in Latonia. T...

International group salutes City’s focus on helping small businesses

Some of the nearly 100 small businesses the City has supported through its rent subsidy and façade improvement programs over the last few years … Award recognizes The Cov’s success, innovation, and creativity COVINGTON, Ky. – City officials from Louisiana to Ohio have reache...

City seeks firm to demo IRS site

Work to include addressing environmental challenges on 23 acres slated for massive mixed-use development COVINGTON, Ky. – The behind-the-scenes work on developing the 23-acre former IRS site should grow substantially more visible early in the new year. The City of Covington today release...

Savvy assistance for City’s businesses

Small-business “coach” Lisa Brann works out of an office on Pike Street to help businesses in Covington and elsewhere. ‘Coach’ doles out help as needed from Pike St. office COVINGTON, Ky. – When businesses and entrepreneurs in Covington need assistance – whe...

2 years later, ‘RIPPLE’ felt in Lewisburg

New sidewalks and updated storefronts are among the changes made to the bend of Pike Street near Montague Street as part of the City’s first The RIPPLE Effect proposal that started at Herb & Thelma’s Tavern. Partnership spurs street improvements, new business (Part 2 of 2: The ...

City hires project manager for IRS site

The inside of the sprawling former IRS facility. J.S. Held to oversee complex preparation of 23 acres for private development COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is hiring a global multi-disciplinary consulting firm to oversee the complex and time-intensive work of preparing the 23-acre former IR...

A more inviting ‘front door’

Friday event seeks ideas on Clay Wade Bailey gateway COVINGTON, Ky. – Every welcoming home maintains an inviting entry point … an attractive “front door,” so to speak, that beckons visitors to cross its threshold. “Welcoming” cities are not any different. ...

City lends hand to 4 more small businesses

Exterior improvements at 106 E. Fourth St. will include new signage and a mural for Garden Grove Organics. Façade $$$ recipients: horticulture, counseling, pediatrics  & med spa   COVINGTON, Ky. –  It’s good business to put a good “face” on your...

Eastern Corridor 'conversation,' Part II

The turnout and the engagement were lively at the first “Cookouts and Conversations” economic development “activation event” in Austinburg last week, so much so that a second all-day event occurs Friday.  Friday event adds free photos, movie to economic activation eff...

Cookouts and conversations

Thursday event part of effort to ‘activate’ eastern half of city   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City’s economic development team is packing up and moving its operations to Austinburg Neighborhood Park on Thursday for a cookout and conversations it hopes lead to something b...
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