Mending broken real estate to promote job creation, homeownership, and equitable development throughout Hamilton County

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How We Make Real Estate Work

Shuttered manufacturing plants. Vacant business districts. Abandoned homes. The result? Communities struggle with broken real estate. But not for long. With tools, resources, and experience, The Port is pioneering new models of real estate equity, developing new solutions - and contributing to the story of our region's renaissance. For new, job-creating advanced manufacturing. For neighborhood-serving business districts. For a range of affordable housing options.

For everyone in our region.

Industrial Revitalization

Bringing underutilized industrial properties back to their highest and best use, and creating development-ready sites for job creation

Learn more about our efforts to revitalize industrial space

Neighborhood Revitalization

Investing in neighborhoods to provide housing, thriving business districts and renewed commercial corridors

Learn more about our efforts to revitalize neighborhoods in Hamilton County

Public Finance

Offering unique development finance tools, loans for entrepreneurs, and down-payment assistance

Learn more about how our public finance tools are supporting transformational projects

A Brighter Future for Our Region

We believe that real estate should work for everyone, which is why we focus on equitable redevelopment of commercial and residential properties in Hamilton County - from industrial brownfield sites to abandoned housing. Through inclusive practices, we ensure development aligns with community goals. Whether you are a neighborhood advocate, looking for your first storefront, building a transformative development, or seeking a site for a new manufacturing facility, we can work together to solve our region's complex challenges and create long-term prosperity for all.


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Impact 2019

Connections | The Port's 2019 Impact Report

In 2019 we continued our laser focus on helping to strengthen community business, housing, and manufacturing developments throughout the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Our three-pronged revitalization strategies - Industrial Development, Neighborhood Revitalization and Public Finance – guide us in improving economic and community development in Hamilton County.


Port Shorts: Kao USA, Inc. and Powell Valves

The Port’s unique toolkit and expertise in managing complex real estate projects has helped many companies and municipalities throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. When one landlocked Cincinnati company needed to expand its operations, but could only do so in partnership with its long-time neighbor, The Port was able to step in and find a solution to meet the needs of both companies.


African American Chamber of Commerce - Expansion: Interview with The Port's Deborah Robb and Jessica Powell

The Port's Deborah Robb and Jessica Powell discuss residential real estate and investment opportunities with Eric Kearney, President & CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce.