Cooperative Projects with Political Subdivisions

The Warren County Port Authority offers unique possibilities for partnerships with other governments. Under Ohio law, the Port Authority can contract with any other government, governmental agency, or political subdivision to purchase or sell property, collect rent, lease land, or exercise any power that the other governmental entity is otherwise authorized to exercise. For example, the acquisition and disposition of land by political subdivisions can be subject to many legal restrictions, but the Port Authority has broad flexibility in its ability to acquire and dispose of land. In addition, while political subdivisions are traditionally barred from partnering with private sector businesses under Ohio law, a political subdivision can work cooperatively with a Port Authority to form that valuable partnership with private enterprise that is so crucial to economic development.