Economic Development

Chamber, Farm Bureau Form Partnership

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber today announced the formation of an economic development partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau to promote the growth of the agriculture industry in a nine-county region of northeast Ohio. The partnership results from more than a year of discussions to define a joint strategy to better serve […]

Endeka Accuses Penn National Gaming of Fraud

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Were the $225 million casino and harness racing track to be built in Lawrence County, Pa., it would include table games, up to 1,500 slot machines and permit smoking on the premises – all potential advantages over Penn National Gaming Inc.’s racino in Austintown. Which is why Penn National never intended for […]

YNDC Rehabs, Sells 4 Houses in 1Q

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. finalized the sale of four rehabilitated houses during the first three months of 2015, YNDC reported today. In its January-March 2015 performance report issued this morning, YNDC said it finalized the sale of two houses in the city’s Idora neighborhood on the South Side, a third South Side […]

YNDC Reports Q1 Results

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. finalized the sale of four rehabilitated houses during the first three months of 2015, YNDC reported today. In its January-March 2015 performance report issued this morning, YNDC said it finalized the sale of two houses in the city’s Idora neighborhood on the South Side, a third South Side […]

Cuban Diplomats Visit Valley to Discuss Trade

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two Cuban diplomats are visiting the Mahoning Valley this week to discuss potential trade opportunities as Cuba and the United States begin the process to normalize relations between the countries. Juan Lamigueiro Leon, deputy chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C., and Sergio Vazquez del Rio, first secretary of the […]

Cuban Diplomats Visit Valley to Discuss Trade Opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two Cuban diplomats are visiting the Mahoning Valley this week to discuss potential trade opportunities as Cuba and the United States begin the process to normalize relations between the countries. Juan Lamigueiro Leon, deputy chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C., and Sergio Vazquez del Rio, first secretary of the […]

Chamber Issues 2014 Economic Development Report Card

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional economic development agencies assisted projects that resulted in more than $225 million in investment in 2014 and the creation of more than 800 jobs by private companies, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber reported Wednesday. According to data compiled by the chamber and its economic development partners, 79 projects resulted in $225,888,723 […]

McNally Names Committee to Review Amphitheater

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four city department heads and a member of City Council will be among the members of a committee to evaluate responses to the city’s request for qualifications from firms interested in designing an amphitheater and greenspace between the Market Street and South Avenue bridges. Sean McKinney, building and grounds commissioner, will head […]

South Avenue Merchants Realize It’s Up to Them

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The merchants who make up the South Avenue Business Association realize they must supplement police department efforts to reduce crime by improving the environment on the artery that runs by their shops. Improving the appearance of their storefronts, not allowing trash to collect in vacant lots near their businesses and working with […]

VXI to Add 260 Positions at Downtown Call Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – VXI Global Solutions LLC will hold a job fair Tuesday and Wednesday. The company wants to fill 260 positions starting April 6 for its Youngstown call center in 20 Federal Place downtown. The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, with on-the-spot interviews and hiring, according […]

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