Economic Development

Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership Offers Lots to Love

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is unveiling a new program, Lots to Love. The program, the first of what TNP calls its new slate of “Warren Enriched” programming, will provide up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot. Individuals or groups are invited to […]

No Longer ‘Isolationist,’ Township Trustee Says

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Declaring this morning that times have changed, Austintown Township Trustee Ken Carano said the township “will no longer be any kind of an isolationist” and collaborate more with neighboring communities, including Youngstown. “We are opening our doors to everyone,” Carano, vice-chairman of the township’s board of trustees, told guests at the Good […]

Meeting on Robins Theater Takes Place Saturday

WARREN, Ohio — City residents and others interested in the project to restore the former Robins theater space downtown are invited to attend an interactive discussion and design charrette with The New School in New York City and Kent State University students Saturday. The event will take place 1-4 p.m. at the Warren YWCA, 375 […]

Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber this morning shared information about its economic development activity In an email to members, the chamber provided links to the 2014 Regional Chamber Economic Development Results handout and video it presented at its annual economic forecast breakfast Feb. 5. The chamber reports it was responsible for 13 […]

Port Authority Members Raise Concerns About ADI

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Western Reserve Port Authority’s interim executive director and director of aviation sought to reassure two board members who expressed concerns about Aerodynamics Inc., the carrier that wants to provide service to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Martin Loney and John Boccieri raised questions about the fitness of the carrier at Wednesday’s regular […]

Western Reserve Port Authority Plans Its Future

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A draft strategic plan prepared for the Western Reserve Port Authority provides a good starting point as the body plots its future, the chairman of the committee reviewing the document and the interim executive director of the port authority say. The port authority board of directors and staff met more than an […]

YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing […]

7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The monthly meetings of Columbiana County Port Authority rarely run more than 20 minutes but the meeting held Monday night was over in seven minutes, one of its shortest ever. The four directors present adopted one resolution, characterized by CEO Tracy Drake as a “housekeeping matter,” to raise the annual compensation […]

Team NEO Reports 4Q Development Numbers

CLEVELAND — Economic development efforts in the region helped to attract or support the expansion of 16 businesses in northeastern Ohio during the fourth quarter, Team NEO reports. In addition, for all of last year, efforts by Northeast Ohio’s economic development organizations and JobsOhio, resulted in 79 projects that helped support the creation and retention […]

SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]

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