Economic Development

Youngstown, Warren Jobless Rates Up in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities had the highest unemployment rates in September among Ohio cities the state tracks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 7.8% last month, 0.4% higher than Warren’s 7.4% rate, according to the monthly statistics. Unemployment rates in both […]

Chill-Can Plant Incentives Include $1.5M City Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved a development agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp., which intends to construct a $20 million “self-chill can” research and production complex on the East Side. City Council passed enabling legislation at its meeting last night that gave the go-ahead for the controlling board to […]

Penn-Northwest Celebrates 31 Years at Annual Lunch

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. and its president and CEO, Randy Seitz, reported growth results from the past year, and recognized companies and individuals at its annual meeting and luncheon Wednesday. “This is a way for us to communicate to the community at large that there’s an organization in town that focuses their time […]

City to OK First Batch of Incentives for Chill-Can

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning is expected to ratify an incentive package for the Joseph Co. International Inc.’s proposed $20 million beverage production and technology campus on the East Side. The board will hold a special meeting regarding the development agreement approved at last night’s City Council meeting. The proposed […]

City, Covelli Renew Naming Rights Deal for Arena

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises’ decision to enter into a five-year naming rights agreement for the Covelli Centre reflects the faith company officials have in Youngstown and what the city is doing, Finance Director David Bozanich says. The Covelli Centre announced the agreement Tuesday, which extends Covelli enterprises’ naming rights through 2011. “It shows a […]

City Seeks Council OK for Chill-Can Plant Incentives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of City Council’s Community Planning and Economic Development Committee were updated Monday on a California company’s plans to develop a $20 million beverage complex and technology campus on the East Side. The committee approved putting an ordinance before City Council at its meeting Wednesday that would authorize the city and its […]

Council to Consider Incentives for Chill-Can Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — City officials will offer the Joseph Company International Inc. incentives to help finance the company’s plans to build a $20 million beverage complex and technology campus on the East Side. The project, first reported Saturday by The Business Journal, would create “upwards of 257 new jobs as well as provide a destination […]

$20M ‘Chill-Can’ Plant, 250 Jobs Coming to City

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –A high-tech, $20 million plant that will produce self-chilling beverage cans and employ 250 people is earmarked for property on the East Side, says the CEO of a company who has roots in the city. Mitchell Joseph, a Youngstown native and CEO of The Joseph Company International Inc., based in Irvine, Calif., says […]

Ohio New Business Filings Up in September

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of new business entities filing start-up documents with the Ohio secretary of state’s office rose to  9,671 during September. That is an increase of 1,668 new entities compared to September 2015. Through the first nine months of 2016  5,195 more entities have filed to do business in Ohio during 2016 […]

CCPA Turns Focus to Its Backyard

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The Columbiana County Port Authority, designated the lead economic development agency for the county upon its creation in 1977, has remained a vague entity to most small-business owners, township and municipal officials and residents of the county. Its new executive director, Penny Traina, and Diane Ksiazek, manager for administration and finance, […]


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