Our Mission

To enhance the economic environment in the Washington County, Ohio region through leadership and collaborative, innovative partnerships to retain existing jobs, recruit new companies and redevelop sites in order to provide a growing, vibrant economy.

Sites & Buildings

From a 1000 acre property with river access to a small downtown storefront, the Port Authority Sites and Buildings Site Selector Tool and Property Showcase feature area properties to host your business.

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Why The Mid-Ohio Valley

Widely recognized as a world leader in plastics and polymer production, the region boasts skilled labor, great proximity to established and emerging markets, and the quality of life markers that other communities envy. See what sets us apart.

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Director's Blog

Ideas for old school buildings?

One of the conversations that has emerged in post of new school construction in the Warren Local School district and possibly Marietta City Schools. There are all sorts of options for these properties, some are immediately achievable with minimal changes, others are large scale adaptive reuse projects. This post will focus on the latter. I […]

So you want to open a restaurant?

Saw this thread in a subreddit of my old hometown. The thread was asking what permits needed to be obtained in order to start a restaurant. (YES YOU NEED PERMITS FOR A RESTAURANT). It was too good not to share. The questions posed by the poster here are relevant, and it details what should be […]

Marietta City Schools Levy Conversations

For those who have been following Marietta City Schools is proposing a $55 million dollar bond levy that would shift our education and workforce development landscape on its head. Read more about that here. The folks who are working on the Bond Levy messaging are having a series of conversations with the public and we […]

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