Economic Development

Chemical Bank Gives $15K to YNDC for Housing Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has donated $15,000 to support housing programs organized by Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., the community improvement group announced Thursday. The funds will be used to expand YNDC’s housing counseling services, the group said in a release, which will in turn boost the number of homeowners in Youngstown. “We are very […]

Cossler, Ewing Formalize YBI Leadership Transition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The “Jim Cossler and Barb Ewing Garage Band,” as Cossler calls it, isn’t breaking up, but its members have new roles. Ewing, chief operating officer at the Youngstown Business Incubator since February 2011, will assume Cossler’s title of chief executive officer May 1. The transition was announced Monday at a news conference. […]

$2.1B in Investment ‘Pending,’ Chamber Reports

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Economic development initiatives coordinated by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2017, at least in terms of numbers, but the value of pending projects exceeds $2 billion, according to the chamber’s newly released economic development newsletter. Total investment in pending projects is […]

50 Employers to Participate in Trumbull Job Fair

NILES, Ohio – The Trumbull County Department of Job and Family Services will hold a job and career fair at the Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 20. The fair will feature over 50 local and regional employers and multiple training providers. The event is open to the public […]

YSU Revives Cisco Academy 10-Week Course

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University is bringing back a 10-week course for networking and information technology professionals, as well as YSU students, to obtain certifications through the Cisco Academy. “By reviving this program at YSU, we are able to provide a curriculum that has proven to help kick start and advance the careers of […]

AmeriCorps Volunteers Serve on the Front Lines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eight young people from Vinton, Iowa, arrived in Youngstown March 15 to help the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. fight blight in the inner city. Within 24 hours of arriving, the team, known as Maple 7, was busy in the YNDC workshop on the West Side measuring, sawing and preparing boards to cover […]

TIF District Creates Revenue Stream for Jackson Township

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – New development in Jackson Township such as the recently opened Truck World Plaza on Bailey Road now provides a revenue stream to fund infrastructure improvements in the township. Following the lead of Jackson Township trustees earlier this week, the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners yesterday approved a tax increment financing – […]

Trumbull OKs Tax Break for Anderson-DuBose Expansion

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday granted a 10-year, 75% tax abatement to Anderson-Dubose Inc. for its 55,000-square-foot addition and renovation of its warehouse in Lordstown. The abatement will support the company’s entry into supplying bakery products to the McDonald’s restaurants it serves, a local economic development specialist said. Anderson-Dubose projects adding 20 positions […]

Development Doesn’t Occur Easily in Older Cities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A stock photo of economic development could easily be taken in a community such as Lordstown. Trucks rumble up and down four-lane highways. New utilities are installed at sites that once were farmland, unmarred by industrial contamination. Lordstown has so much room that two power plants, not just one, will rise in […]

‘Not Trying to Circumvent System,’ Marchionda Says of Signage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – NYO Property Group’s request for after-the-fact permission to hang signs on a safety fence surrounding the Stambaugh Building engendered heated discussion during Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Design Review Committee. The signage had been up for about two weeks before yesterday’s meeting, when Sarah DelliQuadri, NYO’s creative director, requested permission for the […]

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