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

But-for TIF’s and the City of Marietta Comprehensive Plan

“Reduce or eliminate tax incentives for retail and commercial store development” This was a ringing theme in the 2003 Marietta City Comprehensive plan. Something happened in the process of securing Lowes Home Improvement on the Pike. The statement “unnecessarily sacrificed tax revenues” was used to describe the use of a TIF to assist development. This […]

How do we create new sites for development…………..Critical Path Examination pt 2: Utility Presence

Last week I wrote about how Landowners hold the keys to the creation of shovel ready sites …….. (that is unless local governments begin tax delinquent property collection for purposes of sale or redevelopment, but that is another discussion) In addition to landowners truly holding the keys to future development locally, one major issue promotes […]

Thank You!

We had a great night last evening, we hope all of you who attended did so as well. Lots of positives were discussed and possible avenues forward were suggested. We are grateful so many took interest in the content and we are eager to serve our communities best interests and doing so with a common […]

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