2000 Formation

In 2000, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio collaborated to create the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (“Port Authority”).  This new entity would reconstitute an existing port authority that the two governments had formed earlier to spearhead the redevelopment of brownfield sites.

The 2000 Cincinnati-Hamilton County formative agreement expanded the Port Authority’s scope to include riverfront redevelopment, but it still lacked the benefit of full port authority powers as provided under the Ohio Revised Code.

2008 Re-Formation

In 2008, working in conjunction with the Port Authority, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County amended the Port Authority’s formative agreement to provide it with full powers under Ohio Revised Code Section 4582. The Port Authority was reformed to identify and implement economic development initiatives throughout the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Area in order to sustain and grow the region’s economic base.


We continue our mission with a vision for a strong, vibrant Greater Cincinnati region, and rich opportunities to plan and build on economic development successes for future generations.