Economic Development

Lots of Work for the Region’s Skilled Tradesmen

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The men and women who work in the building trades will have no shortage of projects this construction season. They will be building hospitals, fitness centers, assisted living and nursing homes, the New Castle School of Trades campus in East Liverpool, renovating schools, working at Youngstown State University, moving Youngstown Municipal Court […]

He Smiles Knowing Shell’s Already Spent $500 Million

MONACA, Pa. – There is a segment of the Ohio River near this small industrial town where the topography flattens and reveals an anomaly of geography in this part of the country otherwise dominated by high, green hills. Even more striking is that this area – in particular a 365-acre expanse on the southern bank […]

Northside Farmer’s Market Marks 13th Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Northside Farmer’s Market will mark 13 years this year with an updated location at 135 Baldwin Ave. The market is on the Lake to River Food Hub Campus at 901 Elm St. near the corner of Elm Street and Baldwin Avenue, two blocks north of Youngstown State University and one block […]

3 Commit $100,000 to Fund for Our Economic Future

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Trumbull 100 and the Youngstown Foundation have jointly committed $100,000 over three years to the Fund for Our Economic Future, Jennifer Roller, president of the Raymond John Wean Foundation, announced Tuesday. The Wean Foundation, Warren, renewed its membership last March by committing $100,000 over three […]

Legislators Cheer $250,000 Earmarked for Air Base Hub

VIENNA, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley’s state legislators gathered Thursday afternoon to celebrate an amendment to Ohio Senate Bill 390 that allows $250,000 toward repurposing a vacant cargo building for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. The cargo hangar, on the west end of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, will be used as a regional embarkation and debarkation […]

One Health Ohio, City Reach Deal on Grocery Store

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — One Health Ohio will move forward with plans to open a clinic in the former Bottom Dollar Food building on the South Side under a tentative deal reached Tuesday. One Health Ohio operates clinics targeting low-income individuals and families, including on the North Side and in Warren, Newton Falls and Alliance. City […]

Ohio OKs Tax Credit for Amazon Distribution Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a job creation tax credit at its meeting Monday to support online retail giant Amazon’s proposed distribution center in Twinsburg. The $270,000, six-year tax credit would support the equivalent of 150 full-time positions the internet-based retailer plans to create at the new fulfillment center, according to […]

Breaking: Regulators Give ADI Go-Ahead for Flights

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted final approval to Aerodynamics Inc. to begin scheduled paseenger service, clearing the way for it to begin selling tickets for its Chicago-to-Youngstown daily service Catherine O’Toole of DOT’s Office of Aviation Fitness, said the department had reviewed the information ADI submitted this week and last […]

Ohio Unemployment Stays Steady at 5% for April

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state‘s unemployment rate was 5.2% in April, up from 5.1% in March, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 13,600 over the month, from a revised 5,491,400 in March to 5,477,800 in April, according to the report. The number of […]

City Officials Have Star (Wars) in Their Eyes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hope to lure filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to downtown. City Council passed a resolution Wednesday expressing the “enthusiastic support” of council members and the Regional Chamber for Lucas – creator of the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” movie franchises […]


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