Economic Development

Resilience Grows Where Winter Killed Grapevines

Ohio Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.7% in April

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ohio’s unemployment rate in April was down nearly half a percentage point from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning, providing political fodder for both political parties.

Ohio Records Increase in New Business Filings

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A total of 8,970 entities filed to do business in the Buckeye State in April, the office of Ohio secretary of state reported Thursday. This marks an increase over April 2013, when 8,539 filings were recorded.

Williams Ready to Take on Role as EDA Chief

US Senate Confirms Jay Williams as EDA Director

WASHINGTON -- Jay Williams, former mayor of Youngstown, was confirmed today by the U.S. Senate to serve as head of the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

583,000 Steel Jobs at Risk from OCTG Imports

WASHINGTON -- A newly released report shows up to 583,000 American steel-related jobs -- including 33,900 jobs in Ohio in communities such as Youngstown, Warren, Niles and Brookfield -- could be at risk if the United States doesn’t fully enforce trade laws.

Meeting on 20 Federal Sale Draws Single Attendee

America Makes 2-Day Instruction Filled to Capacity

Ryan, Commissioners Seek End to WRPA's Dysfunction

Parenting Skills Qualify as Relevant Job Experience

CHICAGO -- Many moms and dads are serving as the sole financial providers in their households. But while salary data indicate that female breadwinners may have a tougher time making ends meet, working moms in general tend to be happier in their jobs.


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