Port of Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority

Policy Report & Strategic Business Plan (2011-13): Maximizing a Vital Asset to Benefit Cuyahoga County’s Citizens & Economy

BERK worked with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority to develop a data-driven, financially sustainable Strategic Business Plan. Working closely with Port staff, Martin Associates, and other members of the consultant team, we analyzed the Port Authority’s current situation through stakeholder interviews and a financial assessment of three lines of business: Maritime, Development Financing, and Real Estate Development.

BERK created a financial model that can flexibly analyze alternative scenarios with various investment and revenue options, and developed a set of financial tools to identify investment criteria, rate of return, and other financial parameters. We were responsible for integrating land use planning, market analysis, and financial analysis into the Plan.

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