Economic Development

Projects

Projects

Campbell County is Kentucky’s eighth most populous county and one of its three northernmost- just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio. Campbell County offers a blend of vibrant urban areas, suburban communities, and pristine rural land across the county through 15 incorporated municipalities.

We are excited for all the new projects spanning throughout the County. From a groundbreaking $1 billion dollar river-front mixed-use development, a $100+ million dollar high-tech Health Innovation Center, $100+ million dollar University Town Center, $100+ million dollar entertainment district, to a Double-Gold award winning urban bourbon distillery, 140+ acre river-front development, revitalized apartments and state-of-the-art condos, a transformational greenway initiative, and a 300+ Acre subdivision with 1,000+ units of high-end homes and condos.


Ovation

Ovation

In the City of Newport, at the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers is a state and local government-supported signature TIF project. Ovation will be a $1 Billion dollar mixed-use development that forecasts to generate 6,700 jobs and $1.7 billion in annual economic impact upon completion.

 

NKU Health Innovation Center

NKU Health Innovation Center

In the City of Highland Heights, a $105 million dollar project, the Health Innovation Center (HIC) is home to Northern Kentucky University’s College of Health Professions and the Institute for Health Innovation. The state-of-the-art technology and learning centers–including the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Simulation Center–make the HIC one of the largest and most comprehensive health professions buildings in the country.

 

NKU Town Center

NKU Town Center Project

In the City of Highland Heights, a $112 million dollar pedestrian-scaled, mixed-use “town and gown” style district is being developed at the Northern Kentucky University (NKU) campus gateway. At full buildout, the site is expected to feature new restaurants, retail space, market-rate apartments, a hotel, structured parking and great new public gathering spaces. While at the same time, across the street will house an approximately 65,000-square-foot medical office building that will be occupied by St. Elizabeth Healthcare and OrthoCincy. To learn more about the Town Center Project and the Medical Office Building click here.

 

Levee

Newport on the Levee and Aqua on the Levee

In the City of Newport, a 360,000 sq. ft. mix-use entertainment district, Newport on the Levee was acquired for $100+ million dollars and plans are underway to investment another $100+ million dollars. Just a few feet to the east is an $80 million expansion of Newport on the Levee- Aqua on the Levee. “Aqua” features 238 luxury apartments, 8,300 square feet of retail, an 800-car parking garage, and the region's first Aloft hotel.

 

New Riff Distilling

New Riff Distilling

In the City of Newport, with views of the Cincinnati skyline we have an award winning bourbon distillery in the urban core, New Riff. “We are a new riff on an old tradition, that tradition or theme being Kentucky Bourbon. New Riff was founded in 2014 by Ken Lewis, a visionary Kentucky liquor retailer and entrepreneur; and in 2018 expanded its roots in the urban core. This expansion features a barrelhouse, used to store 3,600 barrels; along with a new rickhouse to hold around 18,000 barrels. To learn more about this expansion click here and to learn more about their double-gold award winning products click here.

 

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Manhattan Harbour

In the City of Dayton is another Signature TIF project. Manhattan Harbour will be complemented by the most desirable recreational, cultural and lifestyle amenities. Plans include a marina, unique retail and restaurants, river walk, pedestrian plazas and a full range of housing choices. Offerings will include heritage homes, townhouses, urban lofts and an assisted living development. For more information see an overview video here and drone video here.

 

Kent Lofts

Kent Lofts

In the City of Bellevue, a $10 million adaptive reuse project is turning an old urban industrial building into loft-style apartments, Kent Lofts. The redevelopment of the 60,000-square-foot building will be one of the largest-ever adaptive reuse projects in Northern Kentucky’s urban core. To learn more about this project click here and the Orleans Development click here.

 

Riverfront Commons

Riverfront Commons

Along the Ohio River, extending from the City of Covington in the west to the City of Fort Thomas in the east the new $50 million Riverfront Commons trail project is a planned 11-mile, uninterrupted walkway/bikeway/ and pathway. The impact will extend to the economy, arts, culture, tourism and health.

 

Arcadia

Arcadia by the Drees Co. and Fischer Homes

In the City of Alexandria, a 327 Acre Community Development by Drees Co. and Fischer Homes expected development of Arcadia, a 1,000-unit mixed-use housing development expected to "change the face" of Alexandria. To learn more about the project click here.

Economic Progress Authority (CCEPA)

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Economic Progress Authority (CCEPA)

The Campbell County Economic Progress Authority (CCEPA) collaborates with its local, regional, state and national partners to ensure you have the resources you need to start, grow, or relocate your business.

Campbell County is more than just open for business, our business friendly community strives to ensure that doing business is a smooth process from “Rolling Hills to River Cities”. Whether you are a small enterprise or a Fortune 500 company, you will find that Campbell County offers unparalleled business resources, a high quality of life, and a low cost of living. When you think of the best in the Midwest to live, learn, work, and play think… Campbell County, Kentucky.

 

About the CCEPA

The CCEPA is a non-profit corporation, created in 1982 to aid in the acquisition, retention and development/redevelopment of land for industrial and commercial purposes. It is made up of a diverse and experienced eight-person Board of Directors whose goals are executed by its President.


Our Mission

Promote and enhance Campbell County’s key assets, including the riverfront, Northern Kentucky University, recreation/agriculture/entertainment, and local proximity.

Encourage the retention and expansion of existing businesses and stimulate entrepreneurial innovation and growth by serving as a resource and connector.

Focus on the development and redevelopment of sites that will allow the County maximum growth capacity.


Southern Campbell County Industrial Park

In an effort to accomplish our mission listed above, the CCEPA owns and actively markets industrial land, The Southern Campbell County Industrial Park (SCCIP) near Campbell County High School off of US-27/ Bud Pogue Way. The current industrial user within the SCCIP is Hillshire Brands/ Tyson Foods.

Click here to view a flyer of our Southern Campbell County Industrial Park

Incentives

The Campbell County Economic Development Office (EDO) oversees a comprehensive list of incentives to assist you in starting, growing, or relocating your business in Campbell County. We will work with our economic development partners to provide a custom and comprehensive incentive package for you and your business.


Commonwealth of Kentucky

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (CED) is the main point of contact for all State level incentives. CED offers incentives for new and expanding industry, small businesses, workforce training and more. Please click this link for an overview of Kentucky Business Incentives. Please click this link for more detail on each individual incentive program.

Campbell County and Cities

The Campbell County Economic Development Office is the main point of contact for all County level incentives. The County offers incentives for new and expanding business, commercial property enhancement, Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRB), Tax Incremental Financing (TIF), and Property Assessment for Clean Energy (PACE). We will work directly with our partners in the incorporated Cities to provide a comprehensive incentive package for new and expanding business. Please click this link for a chart of Partnering Cities that the County provides Economic Development services.

Campbell County

Jobs Development Program (JDP)
If a company engages in an eligible activity, it must site/create a minimum new fiscal year payroll of $250,000 subject to the county’s 1.05% employee withholding fee (note annual wage cap: $38,667/employee). Please click this link for an overview of the JDP Incentive.

Property Assessment/ Reassessment Program (PARM)
This program only applies to commercial facilities, defined as a structure where the primary purpose and use of which is the operation of a commercial business enterprise and which is 25 years old or older. Please click this link for the PARM Application.

Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)
The County supports a variety of TIF’s throughout the County located in: Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Highland Heights. Please contact the EDO to learn more about the various TIF’s.

Property Assessment for Clean Energy (PACE)
The County serves as an Energy Property Assessment District (EPAD) to allow for the use of PACE Financing through Energize Kentucky. Please click this link to learn more about PACE.

City of Bellevue

The City of Bellevue, Kentucky, is glad to be able to offer several incentives to businesses and other property owners to help keep our community vibrant and growing. Some of these opportunities include: URCDA Economic Incentive, Off-Street Parking Assistance, and Historic Preservation Grant. To learn more about these and others please click this link.

City of Dayton

The City of Dayton, Kentucky, is committed to the promotion of high quality development in the City and to an ongoing improvement in the quality of life for its citizens. Some of these efforts include: Property Assessment Moratorium, Jobs Development Incentive Program, Historic Investment Tax Credit, and Paint Partnership Program. To learn more about these and others please click this link.

City of Fort Thomas

The City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is excited to offer even more reasons why it’s good business to locate your business in Fort Thomas. Some of these incentives include: Property Assessment Moratorium, Building Façade Low-interest Loan Program, and a Paint Program. To learn more about these please click this link.

City of Newport

The City of Newport, Kentucky, is happy to offer several programs to help support job growth, investment, and property improvement within the City. Some of these programs include: Job Development Incentive Program, Property Assessment Moratorium, Historic Investment Tax Credit, TIF District, and Façade Grants. To learn more about these please click this link.

City of Wilder

The City of Wilder, Kentucky, is dedicated to the growth of business and the overall quality of life for its citizens. The City will consider economic development incentives to qualifying businesses on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about these please contact the City Administrator by clicking this link.

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Economic Development Office (EDO)

The EDO is the main point of contact for Economic Development and for all County level incentives. We offer a variety of resources to our business community to encourage economic growth through new and expanding businesses, job growth, and capital investment within the County.

With the help of the Campbell County Economic Progress Authority, Inc. (CCEPA), Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) and various other community partners you will be well equipped with the resources to be successful – the advantage is Campbell County.

Whether you are a small enterprise or a Fortune 500 company, you will find that Campbell County offers unparalleled business resources, a high quality of life, and a low cost of living. When you think of the best in the Midwest to live, learn, work, and play, think… Campbell County, Kentucky.

We’d be happy to help, please reach out to:

Will Weber
Economic Development
Campbell County Fiscal Court
859-547-1806 ∙ 859-620-6268
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Buildings & Sites

Businesses and developers will find ample land and property development opportunities in Campbell County. From innovative office space in the region's premier entertainment district to swaths of developable land in industrial corridors, we have a diversity of options to meet your needs.

Featured below are just a few available buildings and sites. The Campbell County Economic Progress Authority, Inc. (CCEPA), as well as our partners, such as Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, Southbank Partners and The Catalytic Fund, stand ready to assist you if you're looking to develop a project or move a business to a site or building here.

Please be sure to check out a more complete listing of available buildings and sites in Campbell County by clicking here.

 

Featured Buildings & Sites

Southern Campbell County

Southern Campbell County Industrial Park

Size: 15.5 acres
Zoning: Light Industrial

Property Information
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City Business Districts

1136 S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas

Size: 8,250 sf

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Wilder Corridor

Port Campbell Research Park

Size: 32 acres
Zoning: Light Industrial

Property Information & Property Map

Carlisle Property

Size: 21 acres
Zoning: Industrial

Property Information

Urban Core

Offices at the Levee

Size: 1,435 to 40,833 square feet

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One Riverfront Place

Size: up to 36,000 square feet

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Wiedemann Square

Size: 48,760 square feet

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IPSCO Property

Size: 19.8 acres
Zoning: Industrial

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Outdoor Warning Siren Test

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Reporting Flood Damage

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Campbell County Fiscal Court
Executive Offices

1098 Monmouth Street
P.O. Box 72340
Newport, KY 41072-0340

(859) 292-3838

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