Economic Development

18th Annual Youngstown Streetscape Set for May 30

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Streetscape 2015, “Bloom or Bust!” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 30 in the downtown, the executive director of CityScape, Sharon Letson, says. It is the 18th annual effort that has transformed the appearance of the downtown. Volunteers will spruce up the downtown landscape by removing debris, trimming and […]

16th Annual Youngstown Streetscape Set for May 30

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Streetscape 2015, “Bloom or Bust!” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 30 in the downtown, the executive director of CityScape, Sharon Letson, says. It is the 16th annual effort that has transformed the appearance of the downtown. Volunteers will spruce up the downtown landscape by removing debris, trimming and […]

Project Developers Look to WRPA for Financing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority may provide financing for an industrial park that could be built near General Motors Co.’s Lordstown Complex. The company, not identified by WRPA officials by presumed to be NorthPoint Development of Kansas City, is one of four entities that approached the port authority this month for financing, […]

YBI Benefits from Mutual Appreciation Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Contributions such as Medical Mutual of Ohio’s $10,000 donation to the Youngstown Business Incubator this morning are crucial as it seeks government funds, YBI’s chief operating officer says. “YBI receives a lot of state and federal funding. In almost all of those instances we are required to have a dollar-for-dollar match. So […]

Women-Owned Businesses Grow to 9.4M in U.S.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Women entrepreneurs now own 30% of all enterprises in the United States and have started, on average, 887 net new firms per day last year, according to the 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN. The report includes detailed analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and […]

Sunrise Inn Razes Building to Make Way for Expansion

WARREN, Ohio — The Sunrise Inn, 510 E. Market St., today began demolishing an abandoned and condemned building next door to its restaurant. When complete, the lot will be used for construction of an outdoor patio attached to the restaurant, reports Ken Haidaris, co-owner. “This will be an exciting new addition to allow our patrons […]

Shale Gas to Fuel 462,000 New Jobs in Plastics

WASHINGTON– Jobs related to plastics manufacturing are expected to grow by 462,000 – or by 20% — over the next decade largely because of plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations, reports the American Chemistry Council. About 2.7 million workers are employed in the domestic plastics manufacturing industry, the trade […]

‘Rebuilding America’ Series Opens with Harvard Lecturer

CHAMPION, Ohio — Joseph Fuller, Harvard Business School senior lecturer and founder of the global consulting firm Monitor Group, now Monitor-Deloitte, will speak on “Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20, at the Kent State University Trumbull Campus. Fuller will deliver the keynote address at the event, the […]

Harvard Lecturer to Open Rebuilding America Series

CHAMPION, Ohio — Joseph Fuller, Harvard Business School senior lecturer and founder of the global consulting firm Monitor Group, now Monitor-Deloitte, will speak on “Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20, at the Kent State University Trumbull Campus. Fuller will deliver the keynote address at the event, the […]

With $200,000 to Allocate, Youngstown Initiative Is Back

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Initiative Committee is back in business. Able to recommend funds for the first time since last July, on Friday the committee supported performance grants of more than $33,000 to two companies. It also deferred action on two other items, one involving former 1st Ward councilman Artis Gillam, whose wife, the […]

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