The Port was established by the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in 2000 with the purpose of promoting economic development in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. Since then, The Port has implemented a broad group of programs, including affordable housing, to cultivate strong communities and a diverse economic base. The Port supports neighborhood, commercial, and industrial development by rehabilitating properties and by offering financial incentives for homeownership, investment, and redevelopment.

Transforming the region by making real estate work for all

We take on complicated projects, striking a balanced approach to economic vitality and community benefit. We achieve this by collaborating with dozens of economic development, community, and corporate partners.

Our Mission

To promote and enable equitable development by using unique tools to transform unproductive real estate in neighborhoods and industrial areas into opportunities for employment and housing.

Our Vision

To be a trusted partner in tackling the most complex real estate challenges in the county.

How We Mend Broken Real Estate

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

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