Economic Development

Council Delay on JAC Doesn’t Worry Officials

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with the city administration say they are satisfied with progress related to the riverfront park and amphitheater project, despite City Council holding off on contracts to manager amphitheater operations and concessions. At its meeting Wednesday night, council members approved a resolution in support of the city’s application for a $4 million […]

Warren Launches Commercial Demolition Program

WARREN, Ohio – Mayor Doug Franklin occasionally had to compete with heavy demolition machinery at work behind him as he spoke Tuesday morning to reporters and others who attended a news conference on U.S. Route 422. He didn’t seem to mind. “That’s the sound of progress,” he remarked. “That’s a good thing.” On Youngstown Road […]

‘B’ in Manufacturing, ‘B+’ in Logistics: Ohio Report Card

MUNCIE, Ind. – A report prepared by Ball State University shows that Ohio earns a B when it comes to manufacturing and a B+ in regards to logistics. The 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, prepared by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research for Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing initiative, grades each […]

Mark Marvin Believes in Downtown Warren

WARREN, Ohio – Mark Marvin is preparing to test the waters for a new market for downtown Warren. In the next few weeks, the president of Downtown Development Group will present the first set of condominiums he is completing in the Mahoning Building at 197 W. Market St., one of seven properties he owns and […]

More Increases in Startup Documents Filed with Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The month of May was the second-best for new business formation in Ohio history with 10,712 new entities filing to do business, an increase of 2,116 compared to May 2016, reports the office of the Secretary of State Jon Husted. During the first five months of the year, 53,345 entities filed to […]

Valley Ideal for Aerospace Industry, Leaders Say

VIENNA, Ohio – Northeastern Ohio — especially the Mahoning Valley — is fertile ground for developing a deep manufacturing and supply base for the aerospace industry, which is already a thriving part of the state’s economy. That’s the message business, military and academic leaders delivered to the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation Technology Committee Friday during […]

Study Finds Shortage of Credentialed Workers in NE Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Northeastern Ohio lags when it comes to producing enough credentialed workers necessary to staff the number of jobs available in some of the higher-paying economic sectors, according to a recent study. The report, “Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio,” compiled by the Cleveland Foundation and Team Northeast Ohio, or Team NEO, shows that […]

YSU Awarded $2M for Innovation Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1 million to Youngstown State University to support the school’s Excellence Training Center project, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced this morning. The grant will be matched by the state of Ohio, bringing the total investment to $2.1 million. The funds will be used to renovate the […]

May Sees Second-Highest Number of New Business Filings Ever

COLUMBUS, Ohio – May was the second-best month ever for new business filings in Ohio with 10,712 entities submitting paperwork, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, an increase of 2,116 compared to a year ago. The number of filings is only behind March’s total of 12,827. So far in 2017, 53,345 businesses have […]

Design Review Panel OKs Valet Area for Hotel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Developers of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel will need further approvals from the city before they can move forward on a valet drop-off lane, loading and unloading zone and landscaping in front of the property. The city’s Design Review Committee approved a conceptual design for the space in front of the Stambaugh […]


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