Economic Development

MCCTC Students Help Transform 422 Corridor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Students from the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center’s landscape management program are helping to transform the U.S. 422 Corridor. On Wednesday and Thursday, the students installed landscaped beds of pollinator plants, shrubs and small trees through a vision created by the Kent State University Graduate Landscape Architecture Program and Youngstown State […]

$6M Amphitheater Project Begins to Take Shape

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council tonight will hear from representatives of MKSK, the Columbus landscape architecture firm the city engaged last year to develop a master plan for the proposed amphitheater and riverfront park on the former Wean building property near the Covelli Centre. At tonight’s meeting, council members will learn the status of work […]

$8M Renovation Planned for International Towers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on an $8 million renovation of International Towers downtown should get underway by the end of the month, a representative of the building’s owner told the city’s Design Review Committee Tuesday. The committee approved plans presented by Millennia Housing Management Ltd., Cleveland, for the exterior portion of the project, which will […]

City Council to Consider Adding Development Posts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council tonight will consider creating three new positions in the city’s department of community planning and economic development. The new positions – business development recruiter, fiscal officer and deputy director of planning and strategic development – will better integrate the different functions of the department, said T. Sharon Woodberry, director. The […]

East Liverpool Recasts Itself with Redevelopment

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — No longer is East Liverpool dying. It’s busy being reborn. The latest sign of that rebirth is on Fifth Avenue where the Brooks Building, built in 1896 as the Foutts Building, was demolished in mid-September to make room for the Market Street Lofts. The lofts will offer 45 apartments – 60 […]

Export Initiative Reps Attend Brookings Conference

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Representatives of the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative say they are encouraged by what they heard while attending the Brookings Institution’s Global Cities Summit last month. Attending the summit were Moussa Kassis, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network at Youngstown State University; Dorte Heffernan, international trade manager for […]

Lawrence County Positioned for Cracker’s Impact

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Businesses in Lawrence County could benefit from perhaps four ethane cracker plants that could be built in the western Pennsylvania-eastern Ohio region, Lawrence County business leaders learned Thursday. Kathryn Klaber, founder The Klaber Group and former CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, addressed the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp.’s 2016 Impact […]

Lawrence County Positioned for Cracker’s Huge Impact

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Businesses in Lawrence County could benefit from perhaps four ethane cracker plants that could be built in the western Pennsylvania-eastern Ohio region, Lawrence County business leaders learned Thursday. Kathryn Klaber, founder The Klaber Group and former CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, addressed the Lawrence County Economic Development Corp.’s 2016 Impact […]

Invent Penn State Conference Set for Oct. 6-7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and representatives from startup businesses will gather on Penn State’s campus for the inaugural Invent Penn State Venture and IP Conference, to be held Oct. 6-7 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The event will connect promising startups and emerging technologies with investors […]

Fourth Gas Fueled Power Plant Coming to Utica

CADIZ, Ohio – A $900 million natural gas fueled power plant that would create 500 construction jobs is moving forward in Harrison County, the fourth large-scale energy generation project announced for Ohio’s Utica shale region in the last four years. Houston-based EmberClear Corp. is working with the village of Cadiz and the county to develop […]

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