Economic Development

Port Authority Gets Update from Military Commission

VIENNA TOWNSHP, Ohio – Members of the Western Reserve Port Authority received an update Wednesday from representatives of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the local commission established to help preserve the airbase and other local military assets. At its monthly meeting, the port authority’s board of directors heard from Air Force Col. James Dignan, […]

New Business Filings in Ohio Up in November

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New business filings were up again in November, reports the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted, with 7,231 entities submitting start-up documents. This is 865 more businesses than filed during November 2014 when 6,366 entities were formed. So far in 2015, 90,446 new businesses have been formed in Ohio, maintaining course […]

Second Crane to ‘Be Up and Running’ in Wellsville

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The long-awaited second overhead crane and conveyor system at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility will begin operating by Friday, the interim executive director of the Columbiana County Port Authority, Diane L. Ksiazek, informed her board Monday night. Ksiazek reported that the crane, built in Finland, is assembled “and will be up and […]

Four Join Board of Regional Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Matthew Bair, Dr. Jay Gershen, Robin Patten and Herb Washington have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, the chamber announced Friday. Blair is an attorney with Blair & Latell Co. LPA; Gershen president of Northeast Ohio Medical University, Patton manager of external affairs at FirstEnergy Corp. […]

North of Madison Avenue to Unveil Art Installation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – North of Madison Avenue will unveil a business directory art installation at 1 p.m. Saturday. The installation is at the Lake to River Food Hub on the site of the future co-op grocery store, 818 Elm St. The art installation, made by Michael Staaf of Steel Valley Sign in Struthers, is described […]

‘Rust Belt’ Label No Longer True: Huntington Economist

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The corrosion on the Rust Belt has been removed and the economy of the industrial Midwest has come back stronger than ever, the chief economist of Huntington Bancshares Inc. said Tuesday. In a conference call with reporters, George Mokrzan, Huntington director of economics, said his most recent research shows the label given […]

OH-PA Export Initiative Recognized at Conference

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative was recognized by the Mid-America Economic Development Council at this week’s annual Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum in Chicago. The council, which represents economic development agencies in 10 states, awarded the initiative created by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and the International Trade Assistance Center at […]

KSU Students to Show Plans to Link Downtown, YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Proposals for creating better connections between downtown and the campus of Youngstown State University will be presented at an open house 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis School, 30 W. Front St.. The open house will feature 150 projects completed by students from Kent State University. The project is a […]

Chamber Out as Reviewer of State Capital Funds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The six members of the delegation from the Mahoning Valley to Columbus have rescinded their letter of Nov. 10 naming the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber as a clearinghouse for Ohio capital bill projects. State Sens. Joe Schiavoni and Capri Cafaro and state Reps. Michele Lepore-Hagan, John Boccieri, Sean O’Brien and Michael O’Brien […]

City, Score, Library Unite to Help Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Community Planning and Economic Development Department, the Youngstown chapter of Score and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will promote the resources each offers to new and business owners within the city. The city Board of Control formally approved a memorandum of understanding among the three entities at […]


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