Economic Development

Broadband Initiative Seeks Input on Internet Use

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Partners in the Youngstown-Mahoning Broadband Initiative are seeking input from residents, businesses and community institutions regarding how the internet and related technologies are used locally. The Broadband Initiative was established by the Oak Hill Cooperative and the Western Reserve Port Authority to assess the current status of broadband access, adoption and use […]

TNP Deals with 140 Blighted Houses in 2016

WARREN, Ohio ­ ­– The removal or renovation of 140 blighted houses in Warren topped the list of achievements in 2016 for Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, which has released its annual report. According to the report, 130 houses now have owners, while 10 were demolished. In 2016, TNP also began a “deep-dive study into the causes […]

Columbiana Port Authority Converts to Cash-Basis Accounting

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The Columbiana County Port Authority is converting from accrual to cash-basis accounting, its fiscal officer, Tad Herold, and executive director, Penny Traina, said Monday. The port authority, a quasi-governmental for-profit entity, is following the recommendation of the state auditor’s office, Diane L. Ksiazek, manager of administration and finance, said afterward. The […]

Developer Seeks Tax Credits for $9.2M Salem Project

SALEM, Ohio — Forty apartments to house seniors at an affordable price could be coming to Salem as soon as 2019, John Ginocchi and Michael Mancuso said Monday. Ginocchi is vice president of development at Pittsburgh-based Development GroupTrek, Mancuso executive director of the Salem Area Sustainable Opportunity Development Center. The $9.2 million project would be […]

TBEIC Event Friday Looks at New Market Tax Credits

WARREN, Ohio — New Market Tax Credits is the topic of a Lunch & Learn program at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will attend the luncheon, sponsored by NEO Development and Finance Authority and presented by Development Fund of the Western Reserve. A Q&A […]

AutoParkit Owner Says Time Is Right to Close the Deal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ask Christopher Alan why he wants to move his California company’s headquarters into the former Delphi Packard Electric building in Warren, and he’ll point to his wristwatch. The watch was given to his father to mark 25 years of service with Packard Electric, the founder and owner of AutoParkit LLC said. Alan’s […]

Valley Resources Impress Technology Delegation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than a dozen technology leaders visited the Mahoning Valley Tuesday and Wednesday to explore opportunities to create jobs by partnering with companies here, investing in local firms or establishing branches of their own operations. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, arranged the visit by the 13 technology entrepreneurs, led by Patrick […]

AutoParkit System Dubbed ‘Future of Parking’

WARREN, Ohio – “The future of parking in Los Angeles” will be on display March 10 when the ribbon is cut on that city’s largest fully-automated parking structure, which was built by Warren native Christopher Alan and his AutoParkit LLC, says the developer of the historic Helms Bakery District. Wally Marks, whose family’s real estate company […]

He Climbs Mountains and Scales Downtown Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new owner of the Gallagher Building downtown, Ryan Sheridan, said Tuesday that he is eager to begin work on the property and is in “active discussions” to secure financing. State officials have indicated that the historic preservation tax credit secured by the former owner of the building, the Gatta Co. in […]

Niles Contracts Chamber for Development Services

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Niles and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have entered into a contract for the economic development agency to provide services to the city. Under the terms of the one-year contract, announced Monday, the chamber will provide services including identifying which properties to market, develop a familiarization tour of the […]

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