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Daniel E. Tobergte

Mr. Tobergte directs all economic development activities for Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, a five-time nationally recognized top 10 regional economic development organization. Northern Kentucky Tri-ED was formed in 1987 to serve as the primary marketing agency for economic development projects in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as part of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. Mr. Tobergte joined Tri-ED in 1990 as a vice president progressing to Executive Vice President in 1999 and President/CEO in 2004.

Mr. Tobergte, a certified economic developer through the International Economic Development Council, leads a team of 11 employees at Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and reports to a 17-member board of directors directly involved in marketing Northern Kentucky. This highly-skilled team markets Northern Kentucky as a prime location to locate or expand HQ office projects, R&D and advanced manufacturing firms. Some of the notable firms Northern Kentucky Tri-ED has recently assisted locate or expand in Northern Kentucky include:

  • Fidelity Investments
  • Messier-Bugatti USA
  • Omnicare
  • Lafarge Gypsum
  • FedEx Ground
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Citi
  • Ticona
  • WILD Flavors
  • Comair
  • Fifth-Third Bank Data Center
  • Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing N. A.

Mr. Tobergte, a licensed Kentucky attorney, is a native of Northern Kentucky.  He received his law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1988.  He also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife, Wendy, and their seven children.