Economic Development

Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber this morning shared information about its economic development activity In an email to members, the chamber provided links to the 2014 Regional Chamber Economic Development Results handout and video it presented at its annual economic forecast breakfast Feb. 5. The chamber reports it was responsible for 13 […]

Port Authority Members Raise Concerns About ADI

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Western Reserve Port Authority’s interim executive director and director of aviation sought to reassure two board members who expressed concerns about Aerodynamics Inc., the carrier that wants to provide service to Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Martin Loney and John Boccieri raised questions about the fitness of the carrier at Wednesday’s regular […]

Western Reserve Port Authority Plans Its Future

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A draft strategic plan prepared for the Western Reserve Port Authority provides a good starting point as the body plots its future, the chairman of the committee reviewing the document and the interim executive director of the port authority say. The port authority board of directors and staff met more than an […]

YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing […]

7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The monthly meetings of Columbiana County Port Authority rarely run more than 20 minutes but the meeting held Monday night was over in seven minutes, one of its shortest ever. The four directors present adopted one resolution, characterized by CEO Tracy Drake as a “housekeeping matter,” to raise the annual compensation […]

Team NEO Reports 4Q Development Numbers

CLEVELAND — Economic development efforts in the region helped to attract or support the expansion of 16 businesses in northeastern Ohio during the fourth quarter, Team NEO reports. In addition, for all of last year, efforts by Northeast Ohio’s economic development organizations and JobsOhio, resulted in 79 projects that helped support the creation and retention […]

SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]

Urban Office Space Tenants Show Off Downtown Suites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With plenty of room left in NYO Property Group’s Urban Office Space, the companies leasing space put on an open house, showing off the suites to 50 interested groups and companies. “I was very impressed. It’s a really good space and the rent is low,” says IM Image Marketing CEO Mike Tarantino. […]

WRPA Awaits Word on DOT's Response to ADI

Chamber Provides Insights on Site Selection Process


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