Economic Development

YBI Moves Forward on 5th Building Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barb Ewing is looking forward to having hammers swinging inside the fifth building of the Youngstown Business Incubator by Nov. 1. “And I would be thrilled if it would be before then,” she said Tuesday. The project to convert the former Vindicator building into the fifth building of the incubator Tech Block […]

America Makes Announces 3rd Round of Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, will provide up to $8 million from its third project call for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects. The nine awarded project teams, which include a team incorporating RTI International Metals,  will provide $11 million in matching cost share for total funding worth […]

Trumbull Renews Contract with Regional Chamber

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners has approved a new contract with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber to continue to provide economic development services in Trumbull County. The 12-month contract, totaling $23,000, will enable the chamber to continue its multifaceted economic development efforts throughout Trumbull County, the chamber announced Monday. William Cann, […]

Penn-Northwest Engages Farris for Marketing Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Farris Marketing has added Penn-Northwest Development Corp. as a client, the Boardman-based marketing agency announced Friday. Penn-Northwest works with companies to bring them to Mercer County, Pa. The agency connects those firms with government programs such as loans, tax incentives and low-cost land. Farris created a microwebsite that gives details on how […]

Need Startup Cash, Services? Enter YBI Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Last autumn, when officials from the University Business Incubator Index made the trip from Stockholm to Youngstown – naming the Youngstown Business Incubator the No. 1 University Affiliated Incubator in the World – they left the YBI with a few suggestions. Among them was creating initiatives to foster new ideas, and eventually […]


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