Port Authority

An Additional Economic Tool for Portage County

Portage Advantage

The Portage County Port Authority (PCPA), created by the Portage County Board of Commissioners, provides an additional economic development tool for Portage County.

Because of our tax-exempt status, the Portage County Port Authority can pass savings on to economic development projects. That makes more projects possible.  The PCPA can also:

  • Loan monies at competitive rates and terms
  • Acquire and sell property to economic development projects
  • Own, lease, sell, and construct improvements to real property
  • Issue revenue bonds for port authority facilities
  • Receive federal and state grants and loans and other public funds

These are just a few of many benefits provided to Portage County by the PCPA.

Port Authority Financing Application

Get your financing now! Download our Port Authority Financing Application and then email it to us when it’s ready.

Board of Directors

John Ryan, Chairman
Hometown Bank

David Dix
Dix 1898

Patrick O’Malia
City of Streetsboro

John Kovacich, Vice-Chairman
Labor Representative

Constance Hawke
Kent State University

Lisa Anne Cotten
Huntington Bank

Jack Kohl II
Jack Kohl Agency


Brad Ehrhart, Ex-Officio
Portage Development Board
Diana Fierle, Secretary/Treasurer
Portage Development Board
Taylor Luttner, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Portage Development Board

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