Ashland Alliance: Focused on economic development efforts as well as chamber and community issues
The Ashland Alliance was formed in 1999 as the joint organization for the Boyd County / Greenup County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization. Today, the Alliance is a “front-line” advocate for local business and industry while it strives to make northeastern Kentucky an excellent place to live, work and play.
Work Ready Community
Boyd and Greenup counties were certified Tuesday as Work Ready Communities, a coveted state designation that signals to employers the availability of competent and conscientious workers. It also means students in the two counties have programs and pathways that will make them more employable. The certification is issued through the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Boyd and Greenup counties are located in northeast Kentucky, on the southern border of the Ohio River in central Appalachia. There are many amenities in the area, including excellent healthcare, significant arts and entertainment opportunities, top-rated golf and tennis venues, as well as a multitude of parks, streams, lakes and rivers to enjoy.
Critical to the mission of the Alliance are ongoing efforts to think, plan and act “regionally.” One of the area’s greatest and most unique attributes is the Ohio River. It links the Huntington/Ironton/Ashland metropolitan area, known locally as the “Tri-State,” with more than 350,000 people.
The Ashland Alliance boasts a membership 500 businesses strong that continues to grow. With a renewed effort to increase the value of an Alliance membership, companies find multiple occasions to share contacts, buy from each other, grow relationships and market their products.
Moving a business to the Tri-State couldn’t be easier. The Ashland Alliance works with prospective companies to ensure a smooth transition for those who choose to do business in the area, providing such services as site selection and assisting with business incentives for job creation and retention. Contact Us