Economic Development

Ohio Utilities Protection Service Gets $500K Loan

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Controlling Board approved a $500,000 Regional 166 Loan to support construction of Ohio Utilities Protection Service’s new corporate office in North Jackson. Ground was broken in June on the $3.2 million project, which is expected on to open in August 2017. The 16,524 square-foot. corporate office is being built in […]

America Makes Kicks Off Workshops, Tech Meetings

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The country’s additive manufacturing community converged at Stambaugh Auditorium Monday to kick off a week of meetings hosted by America Makes, the first of the Obama Administration’s national advanced manufacturing hubs. “There’s a lot of activity, and we’re drawing a lot of key stakeholders and leaders in additive manufacturing into Youngstown for […]

Development Arm Of Port Authority Defines Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Among the off-the-wall questions asked the Western Reserve Port Authority during its 25-year history is the location of its shipyard and where to park the boats, Anthony Trevena relates with some amusement. The port authority has neither a shipyard nor boats. Never did. Until recently it had to deal with the more […]

City Seeks OK for Hotel Project Tax Break

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As site preparation work begins to convert the Stambaugh Building downtown into a hotel, city council awaits action by the Youngstown Board of Education on a proposed 15-year, 100% tax abatement for the project. NYO Property Group announced nearly two years ago its plans to convert the Stambaugh Building, 44 Federal Plaza […]

Church to Brewery Project on Tap at City Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider a $12,000 water/wastewater grant to support converting an old church just north of downtown into a brewery and taproom. According to the ordinance on the council agenda for its meeting tomorrow, Noble Creature Cask House plans to invest $123,000 for the project, at 126 E. Rayen Ave. “They […]

Election Delays Decisions on Manufacturing Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is working with companies that collectively are considering some $2 billion worth of  projects, but the presidential election has put many decisions on hold, a chamber official said. “That’s something we run into every time there is a national election where there could potentially be changes in […]

Ceremony Marks Start of Wick Ave. Transformation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The long-awaited upgrade to the Wick Avenue corridor had its origins on a sunny day in 2008 much like yesterday, Sharon Letson mused at the ceremony where dirt was moved to launch the project. As representatives of Wick Neighbors’ design review committee walked Wick, the executive director of Youngstown CityScape recalled, they […]

Warren, Townships Seek JEDD at Former Steel Site

WARREN, Ohio – Standing near the largely razed site of the former Republic Steel Corp. mill, Doug Franklin reflected on how, shortly after getting his driver’s license, he would sometimes drop his father off for work there. His father worked at the mill for 44 years to earn a living, raise a family and send […]

Penn-Northwest to Host ‘Think About Energy’ Forum

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Penn-Northwest Development Corp. will hold a ”Think About Energy” forum from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Sept. 30, at the Avalon Golf & Country Club. The forum is designed to spark discussion about energy development and use, said Tammy Calderwood, Penn-Northwest marketing director. “We’re excited for local businesses to understand the production, transportation and […]

South Ave. Groups Plan Friday Cleanup Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — the South Avenue Area Neighborhood Development Initiative, in conjunction with the South Avenue Business Association, will hold Project Clean Sweep for South Avenue this Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives of businesses along the corridor, volunteers from neighborhood block watches, students from Cardinal Mooney High School and Mahoning County Juvenile […]


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