About the Port



The Port of Cleveland will be known as the premier port on the Great Lakes: highly effective, efficient, innovative, and trusted in delivering its mission of spurring job creation and economic vitality for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

Our Mission

The Port fosters job creation and economic vitality in Greater Cleveland.

  • Our maritime services and assets add value and result in a competitive advantage for regional firms competing globally.
  • The Port tackles challenges tied directly to jobs, quality of place, and environmental sustainability through innovative development financing services and selective public investments in critical harbor projects.

Our Core Values

As an organization and as individuals we are committed to a set of core values. We strive to combine the best of business: being entrepreneurial, market driven, and dynamic; with the best of government: safeguarding public assets, and acting with transparency and accountability. We take our values to heart and we live them every day.

We are committed to:

  • The highest standards of integrity and honesty.
  • Actions that generate and retain good jobs for our region’s workforce.
  • A customer-focused approach that is responsive, fast moving, and entrepreneurial.
  • Fiscal discipline and responsible management of public assets.
  • Inclusive practices that reflect our diverse community.
  • Stewardship to improve the waterfront environment today and leave a legacy for tomorrow.
  • Being a high-performing team and effective collaborators with a broad range of partners in the region.

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