Economic Development

Study Shows 8.9% of Ohio Seniors Are ‘Food Insecure’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley reports 8.9% of seniors age 60 or older in Ohio were food insecure in 2015. Nationally, 5.4 million seniors (8.1%) were food insecure. Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to enough nutritious food. The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015 is […]

Local Counties, Cities Top Ohio’s Jobless Rates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Trumbull County reported the highest unemployment rate among Ohio’s 88 counties in July with Warren’s rate highest among rated Ohio cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Warren’s unemployment rate last month was 10.7%, up nearly two percentage points from June’s 8.5% rate and more than three […]

Ground Broken for Enclave Housing Complex at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At Friday’s ceremony marking the start of construction on Youngstown State University’s newest student housing complex, Jim Tressel confessed dissatisfaction. “Full disclosure, I’m a little bit disappointed it’s not done,” he said as contractors, just yards away, continued to prepare the site at the intersection of Wick and Lincoln avenues. “But I’ll […]

Ohio Unemployment Rises to 5.2% in July

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in July, up from 5.0% the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Last month’s rate also was up from 4.9% in July 2016, according to the data. Nationally, the unemployment rate for July was 4.3%, down from 4.4% in June […]

Board of Control Approves $10K Payment for 422 Plan

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved a payment of $10,000 toward efforts to revitalize the U.S. Route 422 corridor. The payment is the third and final one under the agreement the city entered to participate in the U.S. 422 Corridor Redevelopment Plan. The plan’s objectives are to transform the appearance […]

Ohio Star Forge Looks to Move Forward on Expansion

WARREN, Ohio – State officials are in conversation with representatives of Ohio Star Forge about the company’s planned expansion in Champion Township, Genna Petrolla, manager of business development in Trumbull County for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, said Thursday. “We are working to see what the state can put together for this project, given the […]

New ‘Flex’ Building Debuts at LindenPointe

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The new $2.5 million CHIP building is the latest addition to the LindenPointe Innovative Business Campus. The facility, now available for sale or lease, opened to members of the public on Wednesday. The 12,700-square-foot facility is a “flex building” that can readily be divided and is designed for multiple potential uses, said […]

Ohio Business Filings All Available Online Now

COLUMBUS, Ohio  —  All filings needed to start or maintain a business in Ohio may now be submitted online, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Wednesday. Additionally, business owners may now submit all Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) statements and certified search requests online. The announcement completes an effort that began in 2013, when Husted launched Ohio Business […]

Work Begins on Enclave with Groundbreaking Friday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A groundbreaking of The Enclave, a student residence and retail development community at Youngstown State University is set for 1 p.m. Friday, by the Youngstown Campus Associates and parent company LRC Realty, Inc. The Enclave will serve as residence to approximately 194 students and provides a blend of retail and restaurants along Lincoln […]

Economic Action Group Seeks Survey Responses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Economic Action Group is conducting a survey of Mahoning Valley residents. It’s part of an initiative to increase the amount of educated talent in the region. The importance of retaining and attracting educated young talent is reflected by data available through the American Community Survey, which shows that 19.8% of the […]


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