About the Port
The Port of Cleveland is the only local government agency whose sole mission is to spur job creation and economic vitality in Cuyahoga County. The Port is an economic engine for our community, a key to Northeast Ohio’s global competitiveness, and a crucial partner in building Cuyahoga County’s future.
- The Port of Cleveland spurs job creation and helps our region compete globally by connecting local businesses to world markets through the most cost-effective, method of freight transportation in the region.
- The Port of Cleveland also plays a crucial role in stimulating economic development by connecting private investors with landmark projects throughout our region.
- And, as an outgrowth of its maritime activities, the Port is also an environmental steward of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River, two of our area’s greatest natural assets.
The combined Port-and-River system is a major driver in the regional economy.
The following numbers demonstrate the economic activity that depends on the maritime sector at Port facilities and along the Cuyahoga River ship channel:
BILLION IN ANNUAL PERSONAL INCOME
MILLION IN ANNUAL TAXES PAID TO LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT
MILLION IN ANNUAL LOCAL PURCHASES
BILLION IN ANNUAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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