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Mission Statement

Belmont County Port Authority’s goal is to implement economic development initiatives that will strengthen and diversify the economy by encouraging investment in business, industry, transportation, distribution, and community development projects.

NEW Financial Program – Bond Financing
Belmont County Port Authority is able to provide significant economic development tools to assist developers, businesses, manufacturing facilities, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities.  For more information, see this link.  Port Authority Bond Financing


COVID-19 Information

Paycheck Protection Program Announced

We recognize the challenges facing the employers and workforce in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the economic development leaders in Belmont County, we are providing the links below to share the current programs and resources available. Our regional economic development partner, OhioSE (formerly APEG), will be maintaining a continually updated list of resources that can be accessed here.

We are also available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

Federal Resources

State Resources

Regional Resources

Additional Resources

Utilities and Service Providers

Public Health Updates


General Information



The U.S. Department of Education reports that there will be 68% more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years than there are people training to fill them.  Read more here