Economic Development

Second Energy Plant Slated for Operation in 2020

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Construction on a second $900 million gas-powered electrical plant along Henn Parkway could begin as soon as January of next year and be in operation by May of 2020, says an executive of the company developing the project. “It was really the market research that drove us to come back to Lordstown […]

YNDC Looks to Build on 2016 Successes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ian Beniston wants Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. to keep doing this year what it did in last year – but more of it. That means not only increasing the scope of its programs but adding a new one. Beniston, YNDC executive director, looks to the progress the organization made in 2016 as […]

Team NEO Adds Director of International Business Development

CLEVELAND – Team Northeast Ohio has named Mindy McLaughlin as director of international business development. She joins Team NEO from JobsOhio, where she served as senior manager, global sales operations. At Team NEO, McLaughlin will serve as a member of the Team NEO industry and innovation department involved in the recruitment of new business investment to […]

Riley Elected President of Mercer Industrial Authority

MERCER, Pa. – Douglas W. Riley, retired executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of the Mercer County Industrial Development Authority last Friday. Elected vice president is Robert A. Donatelli, owner of Donatelli Electrical Services Inc., Sharpsville. Secretary is Joseph D. Loedding, owner of Muscle Pain Management, Sharon, and treasurer […]

Thomases Endowment Supports YWCA Job Skills Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $5,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will support the YWCA of Youngstown’s job skills program. The three-week workshops focus on career assessment and exploration, financial literacy, resume writing and interviewing. The program provides individuals with skills to improve their employability, which results in maintaining […]

Fireline Seeks Rezoning to Build 9th Plant Addition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider rezoning several properties on the East Side to support Fireline Inc.’s expansion plans. The legislation before council tonight would change the classification of the properties to Industrial Green. The properties, zoned “multi-family residential,” sit on the corner of Watt and Adams streets as does a lot on Elk […]

Shenango Chamber Begins 2017 with New Focus, Staff

SHARON, Pa. – The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce enters 2017 with a new focus on promoting, supporting and expanding quality-of-life amenities in the Shenango Valley. As part of that focus, the chamber has added a new outreach coordinator, a new logo and new events, reports Sherris Moreira, executive director of the chamber. “The quality […]

Projects Worth $1.87 Billion in Pipeline, Chamber Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is working with companies on projects that represent potentially $1.87 billion in investment and nearly 2,800 in new and retained jobs. The 838 new jobs would represent an additional annual payroll of $25.81 million and the 1,937 retained positions $86.6 million, the chamber said in its quarterly […]

3-D Manufacturing Hub ‘Cut a Path for Others’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes serves as a model for the diverse manufacturing hubs that have followed since its creation four years ago, the Youngstown Business Incubator’s chief operating officer told the White House conference on advanced manufacturing. Barb Ewing was among the featured speakers at the White House Manufacturing USA stakeholder event held Wednesday. […]

Chamber to Provide Development Services to Weathersfield

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Weathersfield Township has signed a one-year, $20,000 contract with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber to provide “customized economic development and related services,” the chamber announced this morning. Among the services are creating an inventory of available property, business attraction and retention efforts, addressing corridor issues, creating a marketing strategy for the township […]


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