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

So you are gonna be a County Commissioner, City Councillor, Township Trustee, etc……….here’s what you can do to spur Economic Development

For some reason when I search the role of elected officials in the Ohio Economic Development manual it only appears 5 times (in an exhaustive 262 page document no less. In my former place of work, there is an entire chapter devoted to the role of elected officials in the economic development. For communities like […]

Industry Sector Partnership Dollars Ready for those who collaborate

There’s more grant and loan dollars floating around for workforce assistance than at any time in the history of our state. Many of these programs struggle to deploy those dollars because so few come to the table. One of those programs that goes wanting is one that requires something we should be able to do […]

Ohio Maritime Assistance Program Provides Unique Opportunity for River Terminals/Ports

The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced finalization of the $23 million dollar grant program for eligible Port Authorities (see below) The port authority owns an active marine cargo terminal located on the shore of Lake Erie or the Ohio river or on a Lake Erie tributary. The port authority is located in a federally […]

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