Economic Development

Trumbull County to Update Warren’s Land Plan

WARREN, Ohio – An updated comprehensive land use plan for Warren will improve the city’s economic development efforts and boost its chances of securing grants for projects, Mayor Doug Franklin said. During a news conference in the Trumbull County Board of Commissioners’ meeting room, Franklin and county officials announced that the Trumbull County Planning Commission […]

Northeast Ohio Economy ‘Inching Forward,’ PNC Says

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Spurred by healthy auto sales, the economy of northeastern Ohio, including the Mahoning Valley, “is at cruising speed,” the economics department of PNC Financial Services Group said Monday. The economy, “inching forward,” would be stronger “had it not been for the layoffs resulting from weakness in metals production and the energy industry.” […]

Mahoning Land Bank Annual Meeting April 28

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Land Bank’s annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Campbell Community Center in Roosevelt Park. In 2015, the land bank was reimbursed $4.76 million for demolitions in five Mahoning County municipalities . The agency  demolished 137 houses, including 17 in Campbell and 14 in Struthers, and landscaped the […]

Girard Will Host Meetings on Comprehensive Plan

GIRARD, Ohio – The city of Girard will host two public meetings to let residents, business owners and community stakeholders to share their thoughts on the future of the city. Girard contracted with the Trumbull County Planning Commission to produce an update to the city’s 2000 comprehensive plan. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 […]

Entrepreneurs Compete for Startup Help at eCenter

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Eight teams of finalists who represent five colleges will compete in the Oh-Penn for Business College Business Plan Competition from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 16 at the eCenter@LindenPointe. A total $3,500 in prizes will be awarded plus assistance and incubation space, says Lisa O’Hara, executive assistant at the eCenter. The […]

Rail Line Upgrades Boost Industrial Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Every day we see the ongoing major repairs to highways and interstates that serve the area: bright orange cones and traffic advisory signs, traffic reduced to one lane, the din of jackhammers, cement trucks. These inconveniences all are part of the infrastructure improvements necessary to keep business in the region moving. Less […]

Arts Mean Business Group Schedules 4 Workshops

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “How to Build Sales through Social Media” is the first in a new series of four Arts Means Business workshops this year, Youngstown State University announces. The first two-hour workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 13, in the McDonough Museum of Art. R.J. Thompson of the College of Creative Arts […]

‘The Youngstown Flea’ Seeks ‘Market for Makers’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Derrick McDowell is a sole proprietor who thinks big. His resume begins with fast-food jobs when he was in high school and attending Youngstown State University. He moved on to selling cell phones and management positions with AT&T before striking out on his own. McDowell founded Wardrobe Brand LLC in 2008 to […]

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