Planning a Great Region



The 5 Year Strategic Action Plan for Northern Kentucky

What is your vision for Northern Kentucky? What is working today? What needs to work harder? Where should resources be channeled?” With more than 15,000 ideas, opinions, and priorities, we then convened a leadership team to create a practical work plan, set ambitious but realistic goals, implement programs and partnerships to accomplish them, and then develop measures in order to gauge our success over time. Healthy, active people. Educated and empowered youth. Thriving businesses and career opportunities. A vibrant culture that energizes our community and brings us all together. These are the elements that exemplify our success. Download the myNKY 5-year plan to read about the goals, tactics, and indicators identified by the public and solidified by local, regional, and national experts.

2014 Regional Indicators Report
If we are to achieve economic prosperity, we must perform a critical self-examination of our performance. This project monitors 15 key indicators which we have grouped under the headings of “People” and “Jobs.” Knowing where we rank on these key factors is an important step in fulfilling the vision of Agenda 360 and Vision 2015-to become a leading region for talent, jobs, and economic opportunity for all who call our region home. Equally as important to the indicators is the comparison to those regions with which we compete. For this reason, we matched Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky against 11 peer metropolitan statistical areas selected for their similar geography, population size, and/or demographic makeup, and because they often compete with us for people and jobs. An interactive Data Portal is included for users to review complete results.


  1. Data Sources and Metrics
    • myNKY All Goals (Education, Health, Jobs, Vibrancy) (pdf)
  2. Thank You
    • Thank you to the Community (pdf)
  3. Visioning History
    • Community Visioning: The Foundational Elements for a Successful Northern Kentucky (pdf)
  4. Public Engagement Results
    • Plan Tactics/Ideas Submitted (pdf)
    • Online Game Participation (pdf)
    • Online Game Demographics (pdf)
  5. Leadership and Working Groups
    • Leadership Team (pdf)
    • Working Groups: Arts, Culture and Tourism, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Governance, Health, Housing, Jobs, Sustainability, Transportation (pdf)
  6. Funders