Industrial Revitalization

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

When companies search for a new facility location, we want them to be able to find a site in Hamilton County. Within the broader economic development network working to make our region a top competitive business location, The Port’s specialty is assembling land and leading remediation and demolition efforts to produce job-ready sites. Under our industrial strategy, The Port acquires former manufacturing facilities that are vacant or underutilized – and prepares sites to meet the needs of today’s end-users. In 2018 and 2019, The Port continued to deliver on this mission and increased Hamilton County’s inventory of sites suitable for manufacturing investment.

Impact of our Industrial Strategy

Impact of our industrial revitalization strategy (2012-2019)

1,274anticipated job creation from first 100 acres prepared for new development

103acres repositioned for new development

$20.7MMinvested in industrial strategy

Industrial Revitalization Programs and Resources


Acquisition and repositioning of industrial real estate to produce job-ready sites for companies interested in expansion or relocation.


Removal of blight and environmental hazards to minimize risks to surrounding communities through material recycling, treatment, and disposal.


Project and grant management for municipalities and institutions, including identifying, applying for, and managing state and federal funds; managing remediation and demolition; and executing projects on behalf of municipalities.


TEAM, Inc. moves into new facility on former Cincinnati Gardens Site

The state-of-the-art facility is expected to create an additional 75 jobs in the Cincinnati region and be home to a total of 150 jobs as the company expands its service offerings in the aerospace industry.

Aerial view of new speculative industrial building being built on the site of the former Cincinnati Gardens

Available Industrial Properties