About Us

We are unbridled, uncommon, and unmistakably confident.

In other words, we are entirely COVmitted to The Cov and making it an amazing, quirky, eccentric river city. When you engage with us, we roll out the proverbial carpet for you (you name the color because we are not a one-carpet-color suits all kind of place).

We’re open, friendly and really easy to get along with. Whether your business has 2 employees or 202 employees, you’ll get a personal touch from us. We want you to come to The Cov!

Meet the Team

“If the Cats are playing, don’t call or text Tom!”

Tom West, AICP

Economic Development

“Sarah will travel near and far for good food. Fortunately, Covington is blessed with lots of great eating spots, such as Golden Gelato as seen here.”

Sarah Allan

Assistant Economic Development Director

“Kyle Loves the water and the woods, sailing and hiking are favorites, he recently started making paddles and a canoe.”

J. Kyle Snyder, GISP

Infrastructure Specialist

Dan Wood

Zoning Administrator

“Kaitlin enjoys all things green, including seasonal gardening, foraging and houseplants!”

Kaitlin Bryan

Regulatory Services Manager & Historic Preservation Manager

“My love for the Kentucky Wildcats and Coffee are well balanced!”

Patrick Duffy

Business Retention & Expansion Manager

“Susan enjoys anything outside. Her absolute favorite hiking adventure was to Machu Pichu in Peru.”

Susan Smith

Business Attraction Manager

Eldana Hailemichael


“Katie is always the first to volunteer to show spirit for a holiday, event, or Covington in general.”

Katie O'Neill

Administrative Assistant

Target Sectors

All Things Office

New Collar Jobs

A Healthier You


Made in The Cov


Experiencing Covington


2022 Impact Report

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2021 Impact Report

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2020 Impact Report

Our Strategy

In January 2019, the City of Covington retained Garner Economics, LLC to help create a citywide economic development strategy. “From Opportunity to Action” details the asset development, marketing, and organizational changes that the City, its economic development department, and its partners must make to reinvigorate the City and strengthen its competitive position as a business location. Implementation will help the City attract and retain businesses, create jobs and opportunities, and attract more talent to the area. It will also serve as a guide to regional organizations in support of Covington.

From Opportunity to Action Report

Part of the basis for the City’s strategy lies in understanding Covington’s competitive advantages and disadvantages when compared to the region, the state, and the nation. There are also communities with qualities and aspects that Covington aspires to emulate, replicate, or adapt and adopt. This report contains a wealth of data and comparisons which were critical to the development of the strategy.

Competitive Realities Report for Covington

Focus Neighborhoods


We recognize businesses that keep it real in The Cov with five Authenti-CITY awards each year during National Economic Development week. Check out the fun and quirky stories of the previous winners.

2023 Winners

Glier’s Meats Inc.

Richard Webster’s Holiday(s) Extravaganza

Latonia Bait & Tackle

Blank’s Pharmacy

Ray Damico Tailoring

2022 Winners

Riverside Korean BBQ

Lost Art Press

Hierophany & Hedge

2021 Winners

And The Winners Are...

Our Partners

We play well with others.
Here are some of our friends: