Historic Trades Labor Analysis: Baseline Data for Covington, KY
Location: Covington KY
Client: Covington Historic Preservation Office
Date: April 2022
The City of Covington and its partners are creating the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades (CAHT), a preservation trades school that will energize the local economy and direct investment to older and historic properties. This report provides a baseline snapshot of current conditions in a defined Study Region that includes Kenton County, Boone County, and Campbell County in Kentucky, and the neighboring Hamilton County in Ohio. Using quantitative data, interviews with individuals knowledgeable about the historic trades, and data from an extensive national survey of both historic trades experts and historic preservation experts, this baseline will help track the impact of Covington’s Academy of Heritage Trades over time as it develops and evolves.