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

Port Authority Announces New Board Member, Officers Slate for 2020

For Immediate Release: MARIETTA, OH- The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority announces the appointment of Dr. Anthony Huffman to its Board of Directors, as well as approval of its slate of officers for 2020. Joining the Board of Directors is Dr. Anthony Huffman, Director of Adult Technical Training at the Washington County Career Center. Dr. Huffman […]

The Next Step

Many of you now know something needs to be done, but what? If we are genuine in pursuit of business expansion we must begin planning and construction of a large scale industrial park.  Here is how I suggest we do that. Option 1: Private sector delivers the product. We give full opportunity to the private […]

What’s the problem, whose responsibility, Can they address it?

I ask this because as a project manager of sorts I spend a bulk of my day addressing problems, both ones I inherited and some I created. We are patterned to seek the negative as a defense mechanism, we want to keep the bad away from us………so of course we see the bad most easily. […]

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