Project Specialists

The NEKYD team is comprised of Kentucky’s Opportunity Zone experts. By working with legal counsel, state and local leaders, the NEKYD team has developed information, tools and resources that can guide investors through their journey to better understand Opportunity Zone legislation and the projects that are available in Kentucky.

In addition, we have over three decades experience developing properties in Northeast Kentucky. That experience, along with seven generations of family history, makes our team knowledgeable in all things related to the region. If we cannot help you directly, we know someone who can. Our goal is to be your one-stop-destination for information, tools and resources. Reach out and let us know what you need so that we can be of assistance.

Two of our project specialists are listed below. They can serve as your main point of content, directing you towards additional resources for Opportunity Zones, business and development opportunities.

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Sanford “Sam” Howard
Project Specialist

Born and raised in Northeast Kentucky, Sam has had a deep connection, being the 7th generation to continue to grow and develop the area  - beginning with Trace Creek Construction. After over 20 years in the construction industry, Sam started Northeast Kentucky Development to furthe...

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Amy Kegley
Project Specialist

Amy Kegley developed a 22 year career at Federal Mogul Corporation. After the closure of the distribution center - Amy began as the executive assistant for Northeast Kentucky Development, with her experience in manufacturing and distribution Amy is able to provide valuable insight for companie...

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