Nick Amato in The Business Jounal's 3 Minute Interview:
WHAT THE PORT AUTHORITY DOES
The Columbiana County Port Authority promotes economic development in Columbiana County and facilitates cargo movement on the Ohio River. It offers service on a regional railroad, has land available in industrial parks, leases warehouse and manufacturing plants and undertakes public/private project development and finance. It receives no local tax support but rather operates as a quasi-public business enterprise.