News and Music Discovery
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Kentucky Leaders Laud Amazon Investment in Northern Kentucky Airport

CVG logo, via Twitter

Kentucky leaders are responding to Amazon’s announcement Tuesday investing nearly $1.5 billion in a new shipping hub at a northern Kentucky airport and creating 2,700 jobs.

In a release, Governor Matt Bevin said Amazon’s Prime Air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will “pay dividends to both the company and our state.”

governor’s office predicts the project’s economic impact will add ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ annually to the state GDP.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul congratulated Bevin and local leaders for the project.

Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell:

“This is great news for the Northern Kentucky region. I applaud Governor Bevin, Boone County Judge/Executive Moore, and Covington Airport CEO Candace McGraw on their leadership in working with the community, local and state officials to secure this major investment in Kentucky. I appreciate Amazon for its commitment to Kentucky and its continued confidence in our exceptional workforce,” McConnell said.

Senator Rand Paul:

“I wholeheartedly congratulate Governor Bevin for creating the business climate that encouraged Amazon to significantly expand in Kentucky!”

State Senate President Robert Stivers:

“Congratulations to Governor Bevin and his team for making this happen,” Sen. Stivers said. “We welcome Amazon’s Prime Air hub to the state and appreciate their commitment and their reputation as a corporate citizen!”

State House Speaker Jeff Hoover:

“This is a great day, a giant step forward for all of Kentucky,” said Rep. Jeff Hoover. “This is what happens when you create a business-friendly climate with good policies.”

Amazon currently has 11 fulfillment centers in Kentucky.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
Related Content