What does that mean? It means small, local-owned businesses outnumber national chains. By a lot. Covington is a welcoming city that offers a diverse and thriving community, and this cool urban vibe attracts the one-of-a-kind small retailers, restaurants and drinking spots that add personality and character of The Cov. We encourage and award authenticity. Each year, we recognize businesses via our Authenti-CITY awards program, and trust us that it’s a fun experience.
Entrepreneurs will find solid support through Covington’s Innovation Alley, where organizations provide expertise that it takes to grow your idea into a sustainable business. (Companies like Microsoft and Apple started in dorm rooms or garages, so why not an alley?). Here’s what you’ll find:
Creates synergy to move ideas and businesses forward.
A city where diversity and inclusion is embedded in its core values.
Designed to assist small and large businesses and developers.
12,000 degrees and certificates awarded from Cincinnati metro in related majors.
Intriguing public art, lively events, locally owned restaurants and boutiques, notable bourbon bars all woven together in an historic river city.
Business Retention and Expansion