Government Advocacy

The Chamber serves as the voice of its members on key legislative and regulatory issues in Northern Kentucky, Frankfort and Washington D.C. Each year, we identify legislative issues affecting our members. Once issues are identified, policy development committees analyze and evaluate the issues and the potential impact on businesses. As a member, there are many opportunities to access legislators and key government officials, to get involved and build relationships.


The Voice of Business in NKY

Join us in bridging the gap between business and government by attending one of our signature events:


Where We Stand - Legislative Priority Agenda

The Chamber's Advocacy Committees has created the 2018 Legislative Priority Agenda which addresses key issues that will accelerate business, create jobs, and continue to position Northern Kentucky as an economic driver that will benefit the entire Commonwealth.  To view the 2018 Where We Stand document, click here


Eggs ‘N Issues

Monthly breakfast forum features a topic and keynote speaker providing inside and timely information regarding regional issues.


Government Forums

Lunch with local, state and national governmental leaders to hear discussions on key issues affecting businesses.


NKY Day in Frankfort

Members travel to Frankfort and meet one-on-one with legislators to advocate for issues and projects critical to economic development and business growth.


Legislative Appreciation Breakfast

This event is a special reception with the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus to show the Chamber's sincere appreciation and celebrate the legislative successes of the recent Kentucky General Assembly based on the Chamber's Legislative Agenda.


Get Involved with One of Our Committees

Be a part of the Chamber’s policy-making process by joining one of our Advocacy Policy Committees. The Voice of Business in NKY


Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee

Since its inception in 1989, the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee has been charged with analyzing the myriad capital projects that have been proposed for the eight county region and determining which of those projects should be the focus of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus in preparation for the upcoming budget session of the General Assembly.  In some years the Committee has deliberated, it has included road projects along with other capital projects, which is the case this year.  And it’s clear from our results that road projects are top of mind to our citizenry.  The Northern Kentucky cities, counties and major institutions recognize that capital project funding is severely limited as our state government wrestles with how to address our pension crisis.  However, limited road fund dollars could be available for some of the many projects that have been proposed in our region.  Also, it is recognized that projects of varying expenditure levels need to be included to provide the General Assembly with the flexibility they need as they allocate scarce resources.  Below is the list of projects that the NKY Consensus Committee advocates as the top priorities for the 2018 Session of the General Assembly:


  • I-71/75 Brent Spence Bridge Corridor – New Bridge and Rehab Existing Bridge 
  • I-275 at Mineola Pike to Donaldson Rd. – Improve Roadway
  • Widening of U.S. 42 over I-71/75 in Florence
  • Replace aging NKY Water Infrastructure
  • I-275 & Graves Rd. – New Interchange near CVG and Amazon Prime Air Facility
  • I-71/75 & I-275 – Improve Interchange
  • Realignment of Turkeyfoot Rd. & Thomas More Pkwy.
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Facility at Children’s Home of NKY
  • New Connector from Pleasant Valley Rd. to Mall Rd.
  • I-471 from U.S. 27 to Ohio – Reduce Congestion
  • Transitions Treatment Expansion Project  - Former Pleasure Isle Property
  • I-71/75 at Mt. Zion Rd. (KY 536) – Reconstruct Interchange



Learn More about Our Government Advocacy

To learn more about how Advocacy activities at the NKY Chamber can support your organization, contact Kristin Baldwin, VP of Public Affairs & Communication at

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