1NKY Summit Initiatives
Picture a healthy, vibrant community through a growth-oriented regional economy driven by educational excellence, social mobility and a united view of the future.
Fast-forward to a community that drives strategic change through action. That recognizes the need for transformation. A community that demands results.
You’ve identified the reason for the 1NKY Summit Series, conducted through outreach to NKY’s growth organizations; Judge Executives and elected official sessions and other stake holder groups. The first Quarterly update session was held October 24, 2019; and we roar into 2020 with sessions planned for January 22 and April 22. The second 1NKY Summit is scheduled for July 22.
Outcomes from the Series to date indicate an interest in moving several initiatives forward over the next 12-18 months. The intent is to drive NKY forward through select transformative initiatives that offer tangible, measurable results. And to keep the conversations moving forward as NKY becomes an even stronger part of this region and the Commonwealth.
THE BACKGROUND and THE ASK
|Goal:||Provide NKY with a unified voice for growth within the CMSA and Frankfort|
|Initiative:||Fund, Develop and Implement the NKY brand identity|
|The ASK:||Branding Process:
$10,000 sponsorship levels
Various sponsorship levels
|Goal:||Increase the pool of available workers in NKY|
|Initiative:||Strengthen our talent pipeline by providing work-based learning experiences for secondary students within high demand industry sectors|
|The ASK:||GROW Sponsorships ranging from $10 – $100 k
Participation in work-based learning framework from industry, education and community stakeholders
|Goal:||Accelerate real estate development in the urban core and throughout the NKY region|
|Initiative:||Develop shovel ready sites complete with funding to attract office and industrial businesses to NKY along with supporting residential, retail, hospitality and entertainment developments that enhance the quality of place necessary to attract talent.|
|The ASK:||$2 Million for a Flexible capital pool for place-based investments in NKY’s urban core
($550,000 already in hand)
$1 Million of operating capital to activate the Northern Kentucky Port Authority and
|Goal:||Make it easy to do business in NKY|
|Initiative:||Establish a comprehensive intelligence unit to identify data-driven community and business needs and opportunities for growth|
|The ASK:||$75 – $125k Operational|