Port would be welcome boost
I used to live in Belpre and Parkersburg. I grew up there and worked at a local plant. I wanted to say I think building a port along the river is a great idea.
With Charleston, and South Charleston dredging to expand their port to be the largest on the East Coast, there will be a lot more foreign goods being shipped in and they will need the Ohio River to have ports to ship these goods in and out also. This could bring jobs and businesses to West Virginia, especially the Parkersburg area.