Economic Development

OH-Penn Expands Footprint, Focus on Apprenticeships

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A five-county partnership that formed to focus on workforce needs of manufacturers in the northeastern Ohio-western Pennsylvania region is expanding both its mission and its geographic footprint. Apprenticeships will be a primary focus of the newly formed Greater OH-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network, an offshoot of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition. The initiative, […]

Regional Chamber Plans Site Tours For RNC Guests

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Some 50,000 people are projected attend the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July. Many will be officeholders and party officials, but even more will be reporters, business leaders and lobbyists who represent their companies. It’s largely those from the business community that the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hopes will visit, […]

Feds OK Daily Service at Regional Airport

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The aviation director at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport is targeting April for starting daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport following a final order issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The federal agency approved the certificate of public convenience and necessity for Aerodynamics Inc., which has proposed offering daily flights […]

Valley Unemployment Rates Spike in December

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Warren and Youngstown posted the highest unemployment rates among Ohio cities of 50,000 or more resident last month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Warren’s unemployment rate was 9.2% in December, up nearly three full percentage rates from 6.3% a year earlier, and up from 6.8% in […]

Collaboration Is Theme at Eastgate’s Annual Meeting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Officials with the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the Ohio Department of Transportation emphasized collaboration Monday at the annual meeting of the agency’s general policy board. About 60 people attended the event in the Youngstown State University Community Room at the Covelli Centre. The theme was “Communities Working Together.” “We’re looking […]

TNP Provides Funds for Volunteer Cleanup Projects

WARREN, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, up to $300 per volunteer or neighborhood group will be available for cleanup and beautification projects here through Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Building a Better Warren program. Intended to build on TNP’s other support, the program will reimburse applicants – whether individuals or neighborhood groups – who propose […]

Additive Manufacturing Intrigues Small Businesses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bill Hendricks, president of Professional Engine Systems Inc. in Canfield, joins a small group of interested spectators as they watch a demonstration of a laser sintering 3-D printer at America Makes in downtown Youngstown. “I’ve been fascinated with this technology,” he says, as the large machine begins to “print” components through additive […]

3-D Printing Applications Not Just for Manufacturers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bill Hendricks, president of Professional Engine Systems Inc. in Canfield, joins a small group of interested spectators as they watch a demonstration of a laser sintering 3-D printer at America Makes in downtown Youngstown. “I’ve been fascinated with this technology,” he says, as the large machine begins to “print” components through additive […]

GOP Convention Will Bring Aircraft to Regional Airport

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Republican National Committee’s nominating convention in Cleveland this summer will bring additional activity to Youngstown-Warren Regional airport and potentially an economic boost to the Mahoning Valley. The Vienna Township airport, which is operated by the Western Reserve Port Authority, is designated as one of two entry airports into the Cleveland area […]

Trumbull County Receives $4.9M to Remedy Blight

WARREN, Ohio – With President Obama signing the budget bill, $4.9 million was made available to Trumbull County through the “Hardest Hit Fund,” Mayor Doug Franklin announced Wednesday. The Trumbull County Land Bank will administer the funds. They will pay for removing blight in the areas of the nation most affected by foreclosure during the […]

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