October Bimonthly Updates from The Port



Edition No. 15 | October 2023

Project on Former Site of Cincinnati Gardens Wins Two Awards

The Port, in partnership with REDI Cincinnati, the City of Cincinnati, and JobsOhio, captured runner-up in the Best Project Award category for its work with Emerge Manufacturing at the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) Annual Summit and earned a bronze award at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) annual awards conference for the same project. The Port demolished the Cincinnati Gardens arena in 2018 and prepared the property for new development.  

“We’re thrilled to see a spotlight shined on this collaborative initiative, bringing nearly 100 jobs to Bond Hill and Roselawn,” said Laura N. Brunner, President and CEO of The Port. “When we demolished the Cincinnati Gardens in 2018, we created three separate parcels on the site to attract the greatest amount of investment in order to reignite Cincinnati’s prominence as a Midwest manufacturing hub. This recognition affirms our job creation strategy is working.”


Above: The Port staff at a teambuilding outing.

The Port is Hiring!

Looking for a new challenge? Have a passion for equitable development? Help build up neighborhood business districts and make real estate work for everyone. The Port is seeking a Real Estate Development Associate and Real Estate Development Intern to join our commercial development team. For more details and to apply, visit: www.cincinnatiport.org/about/careers/

Image of Laura Brunner being interviewed overlaid with Port Shorts - 2022 Year in Review

Port Shorts: CARE Homes Initiative - The Lainez Family

After renting for nearly 25 years, the Lainez family of Price Hill are now homeowners, thanks, in part, to The Port’s CARE Homes Initiative. Watch this Port Short to see the Lainez family’s inspiring story and the vital role multiple community-based organizations played in making their dreams a reality.


Employee Spotlight - Andy Fisher, Senior Construction Associate

“I think The Port is a remarkable example of what an organization can accomplish when its people are united by a mission. Each day I get to work alongside colleagues and partners who enable transformations of Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods - I’m proud to see our vision reflected in the work we do.”

Jobs families can live on. Homes they can afford. Cleaner, greener, safer neighborhoods and business districts.

We strengthen Greater Cincinnati communities home by home and block by block to increase access to homeownership. We surround neighborhoods and homeowners with revitalized business districts. We make forgotten industrial sites attractive again for advanced manufacturers with high-paying jobs.

We make real estate work... for everyone.