Matching global talent with local need

Goal: Leverage job growth with a sustainable pipeline of knowledge and tech-based talent

Partners: GROW NKY—Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Cintrifuse, NKY Innovation Network, Uptech, Aviatra Accelerators, Northern Kentucky University

GROW NKY is a new, comprehensive strategy for growing our talent pipeline, maintaining a strong economy and attracting future business. The Regional Alliance supported the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and other workforce partners to develop this comprehensive approach.

One of the key pillars of the strategy is Talent Attraction and Retention. To put this focus into action, a new collaboration plugs into the regional startup ecosystem to meet the needs of traditional companies. The program looks for innovative operating efficiencies within companies—then brings in a startup to create a pilot program that fills the need. Several Regional Alliance member companies have pilots underway, including CVG, Fidelity, Duke Energy and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. We are working to scale this synergetic venture throughout the three-county area.