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

Opportunity Zones Frequently Asked Questions……and where our zone is?

Q. What is an Opportunity Zone? A. An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. Localities qualify as Opportunity Zones if they have been nominated for that designation by the state and that nomination has been certified by the Secretary of the U.S. […]

We opened a shop in Belpre………here’s why

When I first arrived back in the valley after a few years away, I was quickly whisked into a committee of concerned and eager citizens from the Belpre Chamber. The Economic Development Committee as they were so called, were the front lines of promoting and attracting business in the community. It wasn’t long after that […]

Critical Path to Site Development Pt. 4: Ease of Acquisition and Incentives

Much is made in the econ dev world of the importance of incentives. In higher, more competitive circles, the discussion usually centers around what incentive, rebate, program the end user got to finalize the deal. The fallout from the Amazon HQ2 process proved as much when immediately following the announcement, the articles about what the […]

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