Economic Development

City Awards Contract for South Ave. Rehab Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The resurfacing of a large portion of South Avenue – long a source of frustration for motorists along the corridor — should commence in a few weeks, city officials said Tuesday. The Board of Control approved a contract worth $829,240.99 with Butch & McCree Paving Inc. of Hillsville, Pa., for the work. […]

Downtown CIC Re-elects Officers, Adopts Budget

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. re-elected its leadership Thursday and adopted a fiscal 2017 budget of just more than $1 million. G. Richard Pavlock, retired senior vice president at the former First Place Bank, was re-elected chairman of the CIC board, James D. Miller vice chairman, Richard J. Schiraldi treasurer […]

YSU Gets $100K NEA Grant for Public Arts Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Youngstown State University a $100,000 grant to launch a public arts project in Youngstown. The award is among the largest of 64 NEA Our Town grants — out of nearly 250 applicants across the nation — announced last month. The program supports creative projects to […]

YBI Develops Asset Map for Additive Manufacturing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The dust is flying inside the newest building in the Youngstown Business Incubator campus, and its chief operating officer, Barb Ewing, is equally excited by the activity inside its older buildings. Inside the former Vindicator Building, an asbestos survey is being conducted and a garage just outside has been razed, its debris […]

Ohio University Incubator Adds $7.2M to Economy

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University Innovation Center generated $7.2 million in employee compensation and supported 176 jobs last year, according to an economic report put together by the university’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. The jobs figure represents “the number of jobs created directly, indirectly or induced by” the dozen companies at […]

Small Businesses Take Root in Valley’s Urban Gardens

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s been more than a decade since students walked out of Roosevelt Elementary School in Warren for the final time. It’s been even longer since Daryl Campbell roamed those halls as a kid. But he still shows up every day. “There are some days where I’ll be working in the greenhouse and […]

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — It’s been more than a decade since students walked out of Roosevelt Elementary School in Warren for the final time. It’s been even longer since Daryl Campbell roamed those halls as a kid. But he still shows up every day. “There are some days where I’ll be working in the greenhouse and […]

YNGAir Partners Seeks Funds, Volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – YNGAir Partners, a community group formed to support the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, is seeking financial and volunteer support with the upcoming launch of daily service. YNGAir Partners was organized in 2011 and has a strong membership base, but since helping to secure daily service by Aerodynamics Inc. – which will operate as […]

Trumbull County Renews Contract with Regional Chamber

­­­WARREN, Ohio — The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners today renewed a contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to provide economic development services . The 12-month contract, totaling $23,000, will enable the chamber to continue its “multifaceted economic development efforts throughout Trumbull County,” the chamber said in announcing the agreement. The Regional Chamber assists companies […]

Guest Commentary: Making Youngstown

By Kathy Serenko YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –- This month’s National Week of Making represents the vision of a nation determined to reclaim its place as a global hub of creative manufacturing. In Youngstown and greater Northeast Ohio, that vision is well on its way to reality. For a region steeped in the tradition of steel production, […]

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