Economic Development

Details Emerge on $100M Metals Plant in Columbiana

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – More details are emerging about AMP Corp., the shell subsidiary created by an unnamed global manufacturer looking to build a “state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility for high-value metal products” in Fairfield Township. The global manufacturer is looking to invest some “$100 million to construct and equip approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing, […]

Covelli Centre YTD Profit Nearly Double Projection

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Based on the Covelli Centre’s performance during the first six months of 2015, the arena’s executive director is eager to see what the remainder of the year holds. The city-owned arena reported an operational profit of $175,544 for the first six months of 2015, nearly twice as high as the $93,650 that […]

WRPA Seeks Brownfield Funds to Aid Manufacturer

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Sites assessed under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are drawing interest from prospective users, including a manufacturer in Howland that is interested in expanding, the board of the Western Reserve Port Authority learned Wednesday. The port authority’s staff is working with JobsOhio to secure cleanup funds for one […]

YBI Moves Forward on 5th Building Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barb Ewing is looking forward to having hammers swinging inside the fifth building of the Youngstown Business Incubator by Nov. 1. “And I would be thrilled if it would be before then,” she said Tuesday. The project to convert the former Vindicator building into the fifth building of the incubator Tech Block […]

America Makes Announces 3rd Round of Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, will provide up to $8 million from its third project call for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects. The nine awarded project teams, which include a team incorporating RTI International Metals,  will provide $11 million in matching cost share for total funding worth […]

Trumbull Renews Contract with Regional Chamber

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners has approved a new contract with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber to continue to provide economic development services in Trumbull County. The 12-month contract, totaling $23,000, will enable the chamber to continue its multifaceted economic development efforts throughout Trumbull County, the chamber announced Monday. William Cann, […]

Penn-Northwest Engages Farris for Marketing Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Farris Marketing has added Penn-Northwest Development Corp. as a client, the Boardman-based marketing agency announced Friday. Penn-Northwest works with companies to bring them to Mercer County, Pa. The agency connects those firms with government programs such as loans, tax incentives and low-cost land. Farris created a microwebsite that gives details on how […]

Need Startup Cash, Services? Enter YBI Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Last autumn, when officials from the University Business Incubator Index made the trip from Stockholm to Youngstown – naming the Youngstown Business Incubator the No. 1 University Affiliated Incubator in the World – they left the YBI with a few suggestions. Among them was creating initiatives to foster new ideas, and eventually […]

ISLE to Renovate, Retrofit Fifth Avenue Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Iron and String Life Enhancement – ISLE — will move several of its administrative offices in the downtown into one building on lower Fifth Avenue this autumn. Plans to renovate the façade of the buildings at 28-32 Fifth Ave. were presented to the Youngstown Design Review Committee Tuesday morning. “We’ve grown so […]

Port Authority Rejects Chamber Takeover Bid

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber pitched a proposal to take over management of the Western Reserve Port Authority as the agency conducted its national search for an executive director. The port authority board of directors discussed the chamber proposal but did not bring it to a formal vote. Had it been approved, […]


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