Economic Development

Warren-Trumbull CIC Considers Shift in Status

WARREN, Ohio – A potential shift to a 501 (c) (3) organization is among the subjects the recently reactivated Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County will explore in the coming months, Tom Humphries said. Humphries is president and CEO of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, which manages the CIC under a contract with […]

Expansion Already Envisioned for Chill-Can Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The CEO of Joseph Co. International says the approximately 21 acres the company has acquired on the East Side to build a $20 million chill-can beverage and technology center is just the beginning. “We’re already looking at other properties for expansion in the city of Youngstown,” said Mitchell Joseph, who owns the […]

Ground Broken for Chill-Can Plant, Final Parcels Acquired

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Today as executives from The Joseph Company International Inc. gathered to turn shovels for the $20 million chill-can plant to be built on the city’s east side, the Mahoning County Land Bank announced that it has acquired 85 parcels of land for the project. Shortly after 11 a.m. Mitchell J. Joseph, a […]

Minority Business Owners Hear How State Can Help

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A few dozen leaders of minority-owned businesses met with state officials Wednesday at the Covelli Centre to discuss how their companies can grow by taking advantage of state contract opportunities and access to capital. Ohio purchased nearly 24% of all goods and services last year from companies certified as a Minority Business […]

Minority Business Owners Told How State Can Help

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A few dozen leaders of minority-owned businesses met with state officials Wednesday at the Covelli Centre to discuss how their companies can grow by taking advantage of state contract opportunities and access to capital. Ohio purchased nearly 24% of all goods and services last year from companies certified as a Minority Business […]

Nordson Gets Tax Credit for Plant Consolidation

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Negotiations are ongoing with local and state officials for incentives to encourage Westlake-based Nordson Corp. to consolidate its screw and barrel operations in Youngstown, New Castle, Pa. and Pulaski, Va., to the former Tamarkin warehouse here on Victoria Road. One piece of the financing puzzle fell into place Monday with the Ohio […]

Marvin Looks at Projects Beyond Courthouse Square

WARREN, Ohio – Well into renovation of the properties Mark Marvin already owns here, the developer has his eye on sites outside Courthouse Square. Marvin, president of Downtown Development Group, and Mayor Doug Franklin were featured speakers at the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments’ quarterly general policy board meeting Monday at the Raymond John Wean […]

Tax Breaks for ‘Chill-Can,’ Gasser Project Before Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider enabling legislation at its meeting Wednesday for two major development projects that together could create more than 260 jobs. Council will consider an ordinance that gives the go-ahead for the city’s Board of Control to enter into a development agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp. and Joseph Co. International […]

Youngstown, Warren Jobless Rates Up in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities had the highest unemployment rates in September among Ohio cities the state tracks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 7.8% last month, 0.4% higher than Warren’s 7.4% rate, according to the monthly statistics. Unemployment rates in both […]

Chill-Can Plant Incentives Include $1.5M City Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved a development agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp., which intends to construct a $20 million “self-chill can” research and production complex on the East Side. City Council passed enabling legislation at its meeting last night that gave the go-ahead for the controlling board to […]

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