Blue North supports entrepreneurs, creators, and builders in NKY.

Northern Kentucky (NKY) is a place where roll-up-your-sleeves, chip-on-your-shoulder kinds of people find the opportunity to make their mark. We help people with great ideas and grand visions navigate the hectic realities of the business world in a collaborative effort to create a region that’s obsessed with furthering the quality of life for everyone.

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RSS Entrepreneurship News – LINK nky

  • LINK Streetscapes: North Bend Road in Hebron  May 28, 2023
    This story originally appeared in the May 19 edition of the weekly LINK Reader. To get these stories first, subscribe at As much fun as the river cities can be, many of us are pulled to other Northern Kentucky areas like Hebron. Whether it’s a fun outing or an appointment, visiting an unfamiliar area – […]
    Maria Hehman
  • Largest class of students expected at 2023 Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs May 27, 2023
    Northern Kentucky University is working with the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs to host the largest class of participants at the annual summer program on NKU’s campus in two separate sessions. The first session will begin on June 11 and the second on July 9. The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs brings students from across Kentucky together […]
    Staff Report
  • Six Covington small businesses approved for façade improvements, rent subsidies May 25, 2023
    The City of Covington approved six small businesses for financial incentives to improve their storefront’s façade or help pay rent. At Tuesday’s regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting, the commission approved three rent subsidy and three façade improvement incentives through the city’s Small Business Development Program. The program sets aside $150,000 each fiscal year to […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • OneNKY Center coming to Covington riverfront May 25, 2023
    A forthcoming addition to Covington’s riverfront is planned to the new home to several Northern Kentucky growth organizations. On Thursday, the Kenton County Fiscal Court unanimously voted to provide credit enhancement for up to $10 million in construction bonds to build the OneNKY Center. The bonds are slated to be issued by the Kentucky Association […]
    Kenton Hornbeck
  • Erlanger-based Arlinghaus announces new location May 24, 2023
    Arlinghaus Plumbing Heating and Air announced Wednesday that they are opening up a location in Northern Cincinnati. “Expanding our business in Ohio and making a difference in the lives of our customers is a thrilling opportunity,” said co-owner Brian Arlinghaus. The company did not say specifically where the location will be or when it will […]
    Staff Report
  • Indie Northern Kentucky brings zines, alternative comics to NKY May 20, 2023
    If you’ve walked past Petri’s Floral in Bellevue recently, you may have noticed a new addition to their storefront: the logo for INK, a new business sharing their retail space.  INK stands for “Indie Northern Kentucky.” They describe themselves as “Northern Kentucky’s zine, alternative comics, self-published, and small press bookstore.” Starting in June, INK will […]
    Kathleen Bryant

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs in 11 Northern Kentucky counties find an easier path to bringing their ideas to life.

  • Boone County
  • Bracken County
  • Campbell County
  • Carroll County
  • Gallatin County
  • Grant County
  • Kenton County
  • Mason County
  • Owen County
  • Pendleton County
  • Harrison County

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