Economic Development

Tax Incentive Council Wants Minorities, Residents Hired

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A database the city human relations commission just implemented aims to increase employment of residents and minorities by companies that get help from the city. The new workforce database, which went live two weeks ago, was among the topics addressed at the annual meeting Friday of the Youngstown Tax Incentive Review Council. […]

Group Wants Youngstown to Hold Vanguard Conference

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With all the growth, community action and technological advances in Youngstown, it’s time to show off. For a city that’s “punching well above its weight class,” according to Mahoning Valley Young Professionals member Jillian Smith, the time has come to attract new ideas. At the meeting of the Economic Action Group Friday, […]

Regional Chamber Pursues Leads at Montreal Convention

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sarah Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, met with Canadian site consultant CBRE Group Inc. while in Montreal for this month’s annual convention of the  international Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. During meetings with CBRE representatives, Boyarko discussed the potential for joint ventures with Mahoning Valley companies, expansion opportunities […]

Youngstown OKs Contracts for Amphitheater, Training Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control voted Thursday to move forward with contracts to advance the proposed downtown amphitheater and regional manufacturing training center. The mayor, finance director and law director approved paying $141,000 to MKSK, a landscape architecture firm based in Columbus, for work leading up to and including development of a […]

WRPA OKs Financing for $12M Inn at Poland Way

AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority Wednesday approved providing up to $13 million in municipal bonds for an 89-bed assisted living center in Poland Township. The Inn at Poland Way is being developed by EDM Management on Center Road (U.S. Route 224) east of Clingan Road. Construction is expected to begin in […]

YNDC, Land Bank Partner on House Rehab Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –Y oungstown Neighborhood Development Corp. workers toiled in the August heat Monday to get the house at 3215 Neosho Road ready for a new owner. The house, in the city’s Indian Village Neighborhood, is the second one rehabilitated by a partnership between YNDC and the Mahoning County Land Bank. Under the program, the […]

CCPA Expands Pier 48 Contract, OKs Land Sale

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority amended its contract with Pier 48 Stevedoring LLC Monday night to reflect the company operating the articulated crane and conveyor system nearing completion at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility. Pier 48, which operates the 60-ton overhead bridge crane in place, pays the port authority a $5,000 management […]

Headquarters, Professional Services Sector Growing

CLEVELAND –The latest quarterly economic review released by Team NEO reflects continued upward momentum in the headquarters and professional services sector in the Cleveland Plus region, a sector that today employs 137,000 workers and represents more than $19 billion of the northeast Ohio economy. Cleveland Plus is an 18-county region that includes Mahoning, Trumbull and […]

Ohio New Business Filings Up Significantly in July

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The number of new business entities filing documents in July to do business in Ohio rose significantly compared to July 2014. According to an announcement from the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted, 9,348 new entities filed start-up documents last month. This compares to just 6,922 entities filed in July 2014. […]

NECA, IBEW Plan $1.3M Training Center

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and Local 64 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers plan to build a $1.3 million training center here to prepare the next generation of tradesmen to meet the demands of an ever-changing industry. “Our goal is to create a state-of-the art […]


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