Economic Development

Council to Consider Incentives for Chill-Can Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — City officials will offer the Joseph Company International Inc. incentives to help finance the company’s plans to build a $20 million beverage complex and technology campus on the East Side. The project, first reported Saturday by The Business Journal, would create “upwards of 257 new jobs as well as provide a destination […]

$20M ‘Chill-Can’ Plant, 250 Jobs Coming to City

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –A high-tech, $20 million plant that will produce self-chilling beverage cans and employ 250 people is earmarked for property on the East Side, says the CEO of a company who has roots in the city. Mitchell Joseph, a Youngstown native and CEO of The Joseph Company International Inc., based in Irvine, Calif., says […]

Ohio New Business Filings Up in September

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of new business entities filing start-up documents with the Ohio secretary of state’s office rose to  9,671 during September. That is an increase of 1,668 new entities compared to September 2015. Through the first nine months of 2016  5,195 more entities have filed to do business in Ohio during 2016 […]

CCPA Turns Focus to Its Backyard

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The Columbiana County Port Authority, designated the lead economic development agency for the county upon its creation in 1977, has remained a vague entity to most small-business owners, township and municipal officials and residents of the county. Its new executive director, Penny Traina, and Diane Ksiazek, manager for administration and finance, […]

Team NEO Gets $150K Grant for Cluster Work

CLEVELAND — Team NEO was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation to support its work in developing open innovation networks, the economic development agency announced. “We are grateful to Burton D. Morgan Foundation for their support,” said Tim Fahey, Team NEO vice president of industry and innovation.  “This grant builds upon […]

Williams, Reed Advocate Clinton’s Manufacturing Policy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – No matter who wins the presidential election, supporting the network of manufacturing hubs modeled on America Makes is absolutely critical for manufacturing in the United States, U.S. Assistant Commerce Secretary Jay Williams says. Four years ago, the Obama administration established its first manufacturing hub in Youngstown. America Makes, initially known as the […]

MCCTC Students Help Transform 422 Corridor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Students from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s landscape management program are helping to transform the U.S. 422 Corridor. On Wednesday and Thursday, the students installed landscaped beds of pollinator plants, shrubs and small trees through a vision created by the Kent State University Graduate Landscape Architecture Program and Youngstown State […]

$6M Amphitheater Project Begins to Take Shape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council tonight will hear from representatives of MKSK, the Columbus landscape architecture firm the city engaged last year to develop a master plan for the proposed amphitheater and riverfront park on the former Wean building property near the Covelli Centre. At tonight’s meeting, council members will learn the status of work […]

$8M Renovation Planned for International Towers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on an $8 million renovation of International Towers downtown should get underway by the end of the month, a representative of the building’s owner told the city’s Design Review Committee Tuesday. The committee approved plans presented by Millennia Housing Management Ltd., Cleveland, for the exterior portion of the project, which will […]

City Council to Consider Adding Development Posts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council tonight will consider creating three new positions in the city’s department of community planning and economic development. The new positions – business development recruiter, fiscal officer and deputy director of planning and strategic development – will better integrate the different functions of the department, said T. Sharon Woodberry, director. The […]


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