Local News

Saturday, August 22, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With all the growth, community action and technological advances in Youngstown, it’s time to show off. For a city that’s “punching well above its weight class,” according to Mahoning Valley Young Professionals member Jillian Smith, the time has come to attract new ideas. At the meeting of the Economic Action Group Friday, […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sarah Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, met with Canadian site consultant CBRE Group Inc. while in Montreal for this month’s annual convention of the  international Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. During meetings with CBRE representatives, Boyarko discussed the potential for joint ventures with Mahoning Valley companies, expansion opportunities […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider a measure next week whether to place the Community Bill of Rights charter amendment on the ballot for a fifth time. The amendment calls for banning hydraulic fracturing and other related oil and gas operations within the city limits. If council members approve the ordinance on the agenda […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.0% in July, down from 5.2% in June, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. In July 2014, the state’s unemployment rate was 5.5%. The U.S. unemployment rate last month was 5.3%, unchanged form the June rate and down from 6.2% in July 2014. […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

COLUMBUS — The state of Ohio has reached the goals of its Minority Business Enterprise program by purchasing a record 19% of eligible goods and services through minority-owned businesses while spending a record $228.5 million. Ohio’s MBE program, established in 1980, mandates that state agencies set aside 15% of their annual purchases for goods and […]

Friday, August 21, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control voted Thursday to move forward with contracts to advance the proposed downtown amphitheater and regional manufacturing training center. The mayor, finance director and law director approved paying $141,000 to MKSK, a landscape architecture firm based in Columbus, for work leading up to and including development of a […]

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