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.

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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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Muskingum River Industrial Park Specifications

Muskingum River Industrial Park Property Card This former American Electric Power coal-fired power plant has been fully demolished, remediated, and prepped for redevelopment. It features a 96-car unit-train rail loop with an aggregate unloading facility and additional rail spurs,138kv and 345kv electrical substations, a wastewater treatment facility, and access to a Title V air permit, […]

City of Belpre Reveals Economic Development Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BELPRE, OHIO – March 23, 2021 City of Belpre Reveals Economic Development Strategy  – View Full Report Here New economic development plan will guide economic development activities in the City over the next decade with a focus on enhancing redevelopment efforts, the creation of a community improvement corporation, and establishing the Civitan […]

SeOPA Purchases Former AEP Facility in Waterford

Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Partners with the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad to Acquire Former AEP Muskingum River Site in Waterford, OH for Rail-Centric Development  Rail-served site provides access to abundant electricity, natural gas, and process water for future industrial development.  The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (SeOPA), in partnership with the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad (BIP), […]

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