Economic Development

Legislators Cheer $250,000 Earmarked for Air Base Hub

VIENNA, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley’s state legislators gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate an amendment to Ohio Senate Bill 390 that allows $250,000 toward repurposing a vacant cargo building for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The cargo hangar, on the west end of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, will be used as a regional embarkation and debarkation […]

One Health Ohio, City Reach Deal on Grocery Store

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — One Health Ohio will move forward with plans to open a clinic in the former Bottom Dollar Food building on the South Side under a tentative deal reached Tuesday. One Health Ohio operates clinics targeting low-income individuals and families, including on the North Side and in Warren, Newton Falls and Alliance. City […]

Ohio OKs Tax Credit for Amazon Distribution Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a job creation tax credit at its meeting Monday to support online retail giant Amazon’s proposed distribution center in Twinsburg. The $270,000, six-year tax credit would support the equivalent of 150 full-time positions the internet-based retailer plans to create at the new fulfillment center, according to […]

Breaking: Regulators Give ADI Go-Ahead for Flights

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval to Aerodynamics Inc. to begin scheduled paseenger service, clearing the way for it to begin selling tickets for its Chicago-to-Youngstown daily service Catherine O’Toole of DOT’s Office of Aviation Fitness, said the department had reviewed the information ADI submitted this week and last […]

Ohio Unemployment Stays Steady at 5% for April

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state‘s unemployment rate was 5.2% in April, up from 5.1% in March, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 13,600 over the month, from a revised 5,491,400 in March to 5,477,800 in April, according to the report. The number of […]

City Officials Have Star (Wars) in Their Eyes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hope to lure filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to downtown. City Council passed a resolution Wednesday expressing the “enthusiastic support” of council members and the Regional Chamber for Lucas – creator of the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” movie franchises […]

WRPA Financing Advances Hotel, YSU Housing Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction should get under way in July on the project to convert the Stambaugh Building into a downtown hotel, a project assisted by the Western Reserve Port Authority. The project’s developer, NYO Property Group, has secured a senior lender, Sarah Lown, public finance manager for the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority, […]

Taft Promise Neighborhood Initiative to Launch Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Taft Promise Neighborhood will launch a community redevelopment initiative Saturday with a neighborhood clean-up and a block party at Taft Elementary School on the South side. The Taft Promise Neighborhood is a coalition of organizations working together to stabilize and revitalize the Taft School area. The event, sponsored by TPN partners Mercy […]

Advanced Tooling Program Gets $500,000 Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $500,000 state grant approved Monday by the Ohio Controlling Board will aid the region’s manufacturers in applying and integrating advanced tooling technologies into their processes. The grant was awarded to the Advanced Tooling Acceleration Program, a partnership between the Youngstown Business Incubator, Youngstown State University, The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute […]

CCPA to Repay Grant for Plant Baard Never Built

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority has reached an agreement with the Ohio Development Services Agency to repay a $148,000 grant over three years for job-creation incentives never met. Monday night, the board of the port authority ratified the agreement that Executive Director Penny Traina reached to repay the funds: $50,000 June […]


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