Our Mission:

To promote waterborne commerce, to provide economic development opportunities within the City of Lorain, and to enhance public access to our waterways.

Waterborne Commerce

Shipping • Dredging • Waterfront Property

The Lorain Port Authority is an active commercial port, maintained as a deep water navigational channel through dredging, providing an ideal environment for industrial development and growth.

Economic Development

Incentives • Financing • Property

The Lorain Port Authority serves as the development arm of the City of Lorain and aims to provide an environment conducive to development through incentive and financing programs. Since 2010, the Lorain Port Authority has financed $19 million in projects and assisted companies like Republic Steel and Ohio Edison through economic programs.

Public Access to Waterways

Tours • Launches • Parks

Increasing access to our finest resources, Lake Erie and the Black River, is a focus of the Lorain Port Authority. Explore all of the ways to get to the waterfront! Take a boat excursion, launch at one of our facilities, enjoy a concert on the waterfront, or take a stroll on the Pier.