Economic Development

Cracker Construction Moves Ahead at Fast Pace

MONACA, Pa. — Royal Dutch Shell has demonstrated that much can be accomplished in three months. Since the company announced June 7 its intention to proceed with what is now an estimated $6 billion-plus ethane cracker plant along the Ohio River near Monaca, Pa., the site has undergone dramatic changes. New buildings are constructed or […]

Export Initiative Receives Development Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative was recognized by the International Economic Development Council at its annual conference Tuesday in Cleveland. The initiative received the Economic Development Silver Award in the category of Regionalism & Cross-Border Collaboration, Population greater than 500,000. Created by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and the Ohio Small Business […]

Warren/Trumbull CIC Markets Former RG Steel Building

WARREN, Ohio — A potential tenant is interested in space in the former RG Steel computer center and sales building,  the Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County’s board of directors learned Tuesday. The prospect is looking at half of one of the two floors of the approximately 57,000-square-foot building, said Tom Humphries, president […]

Industrial Building Up for Auction in East Palestine

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — Officials in East Palestine are hoping a 164,000-square-foot building left vacant as a result of HR Evans Steel’s bankruptcy could be filled soon, preferably by a tenant related to Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant now under construction just 10 miles away. “There are probably as many spin-off jobs […]

Ohio Utilities Protection Service Gets $500K Loan

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Controlling Board approved a $500,000 Regional 166 Loan to support construction of Ohio Utilities Protection Service’s new corporate office in North Jackson. Ground was broken in June on the $3.2 million project, which is expected on to open in August 2017. The 16,524 square-foot. corporate office is being built in […]

America Makes Kicks Off Workshops, Tech Meetings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The country’s additive manufacturing community converged at Stambaugh Auditorium Monday to kick off a week of meetings hosted by America Makes, the first of the Obama Administration’s national advanced manufacturing hubs. “There’s a lot of activity, and we’re drawing a lot of key stakeholders and leaders in additive manufacturing into Youngstown for […]

Development Arm Of Port Authority Defines Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Among the off-the-wall questions asked the Western Reserve Port Authority during its 25-year history is the location of its shipyard and where to park the boats, Anthony Trevena relates with some amusement. The port authority has neither a shipyard nor boats. Never did. Until recently it had to deal with the more […]

City Seeks OK for Hotel Project Tax Break

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As site preparation work begins to convert the Stambaugh Building downtown into a hotel, city council awaits action by the Youngstown Board of Education on a proposed 15-year, 100% tax abatement for the project. NYO Property Group announced nearly two years ago its plans to convert the Stambaugh Building, 44 Federal Plaza […]

Church to Brewery Project on Tap at City Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider a $12,000 water/wastewater grant to support converting an old church just north of downtown into a brewery and taproom. According to the ordinance on the council agenda for its meeting tomorrow, Noble Creature Cask House plans to invest $123,000 for the project, at 126 E. Rayen Ave. “They […]

Election Delays Decisions on Manufacturing Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is working with companies that collectively are considering some $2 billion worth of  projects, but the presidential election has put many decisions on hold, a chamber official said. “That’s something we run into every time there is a national election where there could potentially be changes in […]

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