Warren County Port Authority

406 Justice Drive • Lebanon, OH 45036
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The Warren County Port Authority strives to enhance economic development in Warren County through the use of creative, flexible and adaptive financing tools. Collaborating with local governments and businesses, the Warren County Port Authority assists in the attraction, expansion, and retention of companies in the region. Continued strong business growth within Warren County provides increased employment opportunities and a strong tax base for residents in Warren County and Southwest Ohio. For more information please contact Martin Russell at (513) 695-2090.


Middletown is served by the Warren County Port Authority. Ohio Port authorities have the legislative power to purchase, subdivide, sell and lease real estate property. Because of their tax-exempt status, port authorities have the advantage of passing savings on to economic development projects, thus making projects possible that might not otherwise happen. They facilitate economic development projects by:

  • Loaning monies at competitive rates and terms;
  • Acquiring and selling property to economic development projects; and
  • Providing security for an economic development project by facilitating a structured financing such as a synthetic lease.