Area Development
A firm that specializes in helping businesses of all sizes move freight throughout the United States and Canada, Legion Logistics LLC, is investing $1 million to expand its facility in northern Kentucky’s Boone County.

Legion Logistics plans to add 2,500 square feet to its office at 600 Meijer Drive in Florence, Kentucky, and hire 24 additional employees. The company, which currently has a workforce of 20, moved to its current offices last March. It tripled its workforce last year, and is already expanding and projecting additional new jobs in 2013.

“Our team’s hard work and dedication has led to Legion’s growth and success,” said Lacy Starling, president of Legion Logistics. “We’re proud to be expanding our offices in northern Kentucky and appreciate the assistance and support we’ve received from the city of Florence, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.”

“We congratulate Legion Logistics on its success and growth in Florence,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “Northern Kentucky certainly is on a roll with new projects and expansions by existing companies in the region. We’re glad that Legion Logistics is growing, creating new jobs and investing in the Commonwealth.”

As an incentive to encourage the investment and job growth in northern Kentucky, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

“We are thrilled that Legion Logistics is expanding their offices and will create 24 new jobs for northern Kentucky,” said Gary Moore, Boone County judge-executive and chairman of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “The entire three-county region benefits when entrepreneurs like Lacy Starling and Tony Coutsoftides and their team create a company and grow it here in Boone County. Northern Kentucky Tri-ED is committed to assisting our existing companies grow their operations.”

“We are extremely pleased to have a growing company like Legion Logistics in Florence,” said Florence Mayor Diane Whalen. “We congratulate the company on its success and expansion. We thank the company for its continued investment and job creation in our community and look forward to a continued partnership.”