Economic Development

City, Its Partners Seek SMAR2T Funding from Trump

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Given the Trump administration’s pledge to commit $1 trillion to improving the nation’s infrastructure, Mayor John McNally is hopeful that the city and its partners will have better luck the second time in getting federal funds it requested last year. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will join McNally and other partners seeking […]

City Awards Contracts for Amphitheater, Annex, Cleanups

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A contract with the firm the city wants to hire to provide final design and construction management services for the $9-million amphitheater and riverfront park project could go before the city’s Board of Control at its next scheduled meeting in a week. The agreement with MKSK is in the city law department […]

City Awards Contracts for Amphitheater, Annex and Cleanups

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A contract with the firm the city wants to hire to provide final design and construction management services for the $9-million amphitheater and riverfront park project could go before the city’s Board of Control at its next scheduled meeting in a week. The agreement with MKSK is in the city law department […]

Money Manager Sees Healthier Economy this Year

SALEM, Ohio — At the annual economic forecast luncheon of the Salem Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, Joseph Besecker said he sees a stronger economy ahead boosted by a pro-business Trump Administration. Besecker, CEO of Emerald Asset Management, a money management firm with more than $4.6 billion in assets under management, spoke to a full house. […]

Partnership Ushers in New Age of Manufacturing

LEETONIA, Ohio — A large 3-D printer acquired by Youngstown State University and operated through a partnership with Humtown Products Inc. and America Makes is redirecting the course of manufacturing in the metals casting industry, officials say. “Today is really the dawn of a new day for manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley,” Brett Conner said […]

Humphries, Dutton Spar Over RGB Building Contract

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corp. of Warren and Trumbull County will issue requests for proposals for management of its properties and the entity itself in light of losing $121,000 last year. The CIC board of directors approved – with two votes against and one abstention – to seek the proposals following a lengthy […]

Columbiana County Port Authority Re-elects Officers

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority retained their leadership Monday and adopted a $1.3 million budget for 2017. Charlie Presley of Salem was re-elected chairman of the port authority, Keith Chamberlin of Columbiana vice chairman, attorney Nick Amato of Wellsville secretary, and Tad Herold, director of the Columbiana County […]

Local Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in December rose slightly or were unchanged from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate, 6.1%, up from 5.8% the month before and down from 7.8% in December 2016. Mahoning and […]

YSU, Humtown, America Makes Unveil 3-D Printer

LEETONIA, Ohio – Youngstown State University and Humtown Products cut the ribbon today on a state-of-the-art 3D sand printer valued at nearly $1 million that will further advance additive manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley. The printer, the only one of its kind in the state of Ohio, is housed at Humtown’s new 3D mold manufacturing facility […]

Partners to Unveil New 3-D Printer at Humtown

LEETONIA, Ohio – Representatives of Humtown Products, America Makes and Youngstown State University will cut the ribbon today on a new, first-in-Ohio 3-D printer that will further advance additive manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at Humtown Products. The printer is part of an additive manufacturing center that […]

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