Economic Development

Editorial: Chamber Scores with ‘Victory for the Valley’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and its business partners in this week’s “Victory for the Valley” campaign deserve praise for seizing the opportunity presented by the Republican National Convention and capitalizing on it. Using the GOP convention as a marketing hook, the chamber sought to bring site consultants – the professionals that […]

RNC Brings Little Traffic to Regional Airport

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Republican National Convention so far has drawn far fewer flights than anticipated at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Winner Aviation, the FBO at the Vienna Township airport, has handled about half a dozen aircraft flying into Cleveland for the GOP convention since it started Monday, said Neil Gallagher, president. “It’s been light, […]

WRPA OKs Project Financing, Great Lakes’ Reimbursement

VIENNA, Ohio — The Western Reserve Port Authority has approved a capital lease deal in which it would issue up to $14 million in bonds for a 62-residential unit complex that would serve the growing residential population at Youngstown State University. LRC Realty, Akron, is developer of the project, known as The Enclave. “They still […]

Chamber Uses RNC to Showcase Region’s Assets

CLEVELAND – The Republican National Convention here is providing a unique opportunity for the Mahoning Valley to showcase land available for development and other assets before more than a dozen professionals who scout locations for companies. Since Monday, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has played host to 13 site selectors from around the country, the […]

Port Authority to Help Downtown Salem Partnership

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority is setting sail to enter where it’s never been but not into uncharted waters. The board of the port authority agreed Monday night to enter an agreement with the Downtown Salem Partnership where it will provide up to $9,000 by the end of the year to […]

Day One of Convention Traffic Bypasses Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It was business as usual at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport and the area’s hotels during Day One of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, officials said Monday. The airport, and many executives and managers in the local hospitality industry, had hoped to gain some sort of boost from overflow air traffic and […]

Chamber Unveils Bobblehead for Display at RNC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber today unveiled the life-size bobblehead of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, made using additive manufacturing technology. The 300-lb. bobblehead is being transported this afternoon to Cleveland, where the Republican National Convention will take place next week. Announced by the chamber last month, the bobblehead was […]

Ohio New Business Filings Up 4,300 YTD

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 8,480 new entities filed to do business in Ohio during the month of. This is an increase over June 2015 when 8,151 entities were formed. Each month of 2016 has surpassed previous records set in 2015, Husted noted. During the first six months of […]

Lawrence Downs Racino Loses Its Last Chance

MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The race appears to be over for the Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort project, which after 12 years of false starts failed to harness a gambling license Wednesday from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control board, according to published reports. A 250-acre site here was first proposed for a harness track and […]

Mahoning, Trumbull Land Banks Get Demo Funds

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Land Bank will receive $6.89 million in reimbursements from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to fund the demolition of more vacant houses over the next three years. The grant, awarded to the Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corp., is among $191 million in funding split by 18 counties under the […]


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