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Neighborhood Update: Central Business District

Since 2003, the Port Authority has partnered with area organizations, businesses, residents, and foundations to make quite an impact throughout the Central Business District. Over the past 15 years, the Port Authority has been involved in transformative projects throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. These projects have reshaped our skyline, revived historic structures for a new century, […]

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2016 was record year for Port’s public finance practice

It was a record-breaking year for the Port’s Public Finance practice, closing on 10 deals and issuing over $100 M in bonds. The Public Finance practice offers a number of unique tools and thrives on leveraging them in the right combination to set projects up for success. More information on the Port’s Public Finance practice can […]

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Alumni Lofts Take Shape for Fall Opening

Alumni Lofts, 1310 Sycamore, is housed in one of the most prominent buildings in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood. This September, this transformation of the former School for Creative and Performing Arts will reopen as Alumni Lofts apartment community. Many of the building’s original treasures are being incorporated into the common areas and the individual […]

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Dayton-Cincinnati Regional Bond Fund expansion finalized

Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and Dayton/Montgomery County Port Authority partner on expanded financing tool The Cincinnati Port Authority joins Dayton/Montgomery County Port Authority as issuing agency for the Southwest Ohio Regional Bond Fund. The two port authorities recently finalized a cooperative agreement that defines their respective roles, determines what kinds of job-creating projects […]

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Development Finance: Why EB-5? Q&A

Last year, the Port Authority established an EB-5 financing program for qualifying job-creating development projects. Nationally, EB-5 is a proven funding mechanism for all types of real estate. As a return for investment in the project — it delivers green cards to qualified foreign investors each year. “EB-5 is very productive in the Cleveland real […]

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UC Real Estate Series: Financing Tools

UC Real Estate Center offered a Professional Development program on Financing Tools on March 24, presented by Susan Thomas, Vice President of Public Finance, Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and Matt Staarmann, Managing Director, Structured Finance at Ross, Sinclaire & Associates. The three hour program included an  overview of public finance and other non-traditional […]

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PACE Program Partnership to be honored at Green Business Awards

The Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA) and the Port Authority will be among the honorees at the Cincinnati Business Courier’s annual Green Business Awards for their partnership in establishing GC-PACE – Property Assessed Clean Energy program in Greater Cincinnati. GC-PACE is designed to provide commercial and industrial building owners with access to affordable, long-term financing […]

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Port Authority Expands Regional Financing Options

2014 was a notable year of unprecedented expansion for the Port Authority’s public finance toolkit. The Port Authority launched a number of programs aimed at encouraging investment in commercial development, energy-efficiency and capital projects. These programs include: Greater Cincinnati EB-5 In 2014, the Port Authority formalized a partnership with CiF to bring EB-5 financing to […]

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Dayton-Cincinnati economic development fund a step closer to reality

Ohio will loan Cincinnati $2.5 million to start a regional economic development fund with Dayton. On Monday, the State Controlling Board approved a loan that would go toward launching a Southwest Ohio Regional Bond Fund to finance projects across this corner of the state. We first told you last week this project was in the […]

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Greater Cincinnati EB-5 Financing available

Port Authority makes EB-5 financing available for job-creating projects CINCINNATI, OH – The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Port Authority) today announced it has established a public finance program to make available EB-5 financing as an option for qualifying job-creating capital projects in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. EB-5, or the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Program, is […]