GROW NKY: Growing Regional Outcomes through Workforce

What is GROW NKY?

A comprehensive, holistic workforce development/talent strategy initiative led by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with key workforce partners who are committed to driving outcomes for talent pipeline management for both supply and demand needs.

Efforts will ensure that NKY can attract future businesses and retain current businesses as a result of a strategic workforce effort, unique to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The work is geared toward the high-demand sectors in NKY: Advanced Manufacturing, IT, Advanced Logistics, Health Sciences, Financial Services and Construction.


GROW NKY will be a unique entity established by the collaboration of Northern Kentucky’s key workforce development partners.  Each partner, including the NKY Chamber, is responsible for implementing various pillars in the NKY talent strategy based on their core competencies.  Each partner is also responsible for contributing at least one Program Associate to work with GROW NKY in implementing the NKY talent strategy. Centralized executive responsibility, leadership, and management will elevate coordination, efficiency, and create a faster response to regional workforce needs. 

This NKY talent strategy is a comprehensive, holistic approach by the NKY region’s key workforce partners who are committed to driving outcomes for talent pipeline management that will maintain and grow a strong economy and ensure that NKY will attract future business because of a strategic workforce effort, unique to the commonwealth.

Positions dedicated to this NKY talent strategy effort will be co-located in a common space designed to foster constant communication and collaboration between workforce partners.

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To leverage the community’s full complement of assets to grow, attract, and retain a globally competitive workforce.



A robust and collaborative ecosystem that aligns the needs of current and future employers with the interests of a diverse, world class workforce.



85% youth kindergarten ready


Organization Leader: Success by 6

77% of youth graduate high school transition ready


Organization Leader: Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services

47.6% post-secondary attainment and 68% workforce participation

9.6% post-secondary attainment; 67% workforce participation

Organization Leader: Kentucky Career Center

3.9% Net Migration Rate


Organization Leader:
NKY Chamber of Commerce

Achieving Baseline Data 

Organization Leader: Partners for a Competitive Workforce


Steering Committee Partners


Managing Director/ Vice President of Workforce, NKY Chamber

Leisa Mulcahy

(859) 578-6396


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