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), […]

Southeastern Ohio Port Authority Year-End Stakeholders Report

To our valued stakeholders: In light of everything that has transpired this year, it should come as no surprise that 2020 has been a year of transformational change for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (SeOPA). Even before COVID-19 began impacting our lives, the resignation of former Executive Director Andy Kuhn in February, followed by the […]

Notice of Public Hearing: September 29, 2020

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or as soon as practical thereafter, in accordance with the provisions of Section 147 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), a public hearing will be held by the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority (the “Issuer”) […]

Mechanisms for Change: Land Banks

Over the course of the last month, the topic of Land Banks has been a hot one. The reason behind that can be found in Episode 3 of the My Town Hustle podcast. The trio at My Town Hustle does a much better job of educating listeners on the matter than I could ever do […]

Desire more? Aspire more.

“Have you seen the article in the Times about the schools?” By the time this text came through late Wednesday morning, I’d read the article and knew it was time to share the Port Authority’s vision for the site of the former Little Hocking Elementary. But before I proceed with sharing our vision, I would […]

The chicken or the egg?

If you think economic growth is only derived from flat spots out of the floodplain with all utilities, you’re wrong. Well, not entirely wrong. Just partly wrong.  Economic development in the current era is much more than real estate and infrastructure. It’s now arguably as much about quality of life – and place – as […]

What does the Port Authority even do?

If I only had a dollar for every time I heard that in my first few months on the job, I’d probably have my third Jeremiah’s Big R of the week… All jokes aside, it’s an honest question. One that’s hard to answer, especially in an organization with a breadth of capabilities from a statutory […]