Economic Development

Lowellville Eyes Industrial Park, Business Incentives

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio — Mayor Jim Iudiciani noses his large white pickup truck through McGaffney Avenue and onto a gravel strip that leads into 360 vacant acres along the southern bank of the Mahoning River. Much of the land is covered with brush and trees. But about five, if not more, acres at the entrance are […]

Unemployment Rates Show Slight Rise in June

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in June were up modestly from the month before, although rates were down from a year earlier, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported today Among Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate for the month of June, 6.2%, up from 5.9% in […]

Coitsville Sewer Line Sets Foundation for Growth

COITSVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A new half-mile sewer line along McCartney Road may not seem like much, but to Coitsville Township Trustee Phyllis Johnson, it’s a major step forward in the growth of the township. “U.S. 422 is our enterprise zone. We would love to attract businesses and we know that one of the ingredients […]

Ohio Unemployment Rate Remains 5.2% in June

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state’s unemployment rate was 5.2% in June, unchanged from May, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported Friday. Nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 1,900 over the month, from a revised 5,398,600 in May to 5,396,700 in June. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in June was 296,000, […]

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, […]


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