Economic Development

Collaboration Forms Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A collaboration of organizations ranging from some of the Mahoning Valley’s major players in economic development to agencies not normally associated with economic development is coordinating on creating a resource pipeline for entrepreneurs. The newly formed organization, Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs, steers entrepreneurs to resources they may need depending on the […]

Columbiana Port Authority Updates Its Rules

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority’s updated rules and regulations will enable its board members to become more involved in economic development projects. The last time the port authority’s rules and regulations were updated was 1982. “It has not been amended for 35 years, so obviously it needed to be amended,” Executive […]

New York Blower to Begin $4.7M Plant Expansion

NEW CASTLE – The New York Blower Co. will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for a $4.7 million expansion project at its 15,000-square-foot plant here. The addition will increase the company’s Shenango Commerce Park location by more than 30,000 square feet, the company said. The expansion will result in the retention of 18 jobs and […]

Six to Be Honored by Lawrence Chamber Sept. 14

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Dennis M. Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Economic Development !mpact Awards program Sept. 14. The program is sponsored by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Honorees include Horizon Supply Co., Mitcheltree Bros. Logging & Lumber, New Castle […]

WRPA to Spend Up to $675K to Purchase, Renovate Harshman Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is in the process of buying a downtown building, selling another near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and moving toward arbitration with the passenger carrier that pulled out of airport a year ago. This morning, the port authority authorized its executive director to send a letter of intent […]

WRPA to Buy Harshman Building for $675,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is in the process of buying a downtown building, selling another near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and moving toward arbitration with the passenger carrier that pulled out of airport a year ago. This morning, the port authority authorized its executive director to send a letter of intent […]

Study Shows 8.9% of Ohio Seniors Are ‘Food Insecure’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley reports 8.9% of seniors age 60 or older in Ohio were food insecure in 2015. Nationally, 5.4 million seniors (8.1%) were food insecure. Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to enough nutritious food. The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015 is […]

Local Counties, Cities Top Ohio’s Jobless Rates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Trumbull County reported the highest unemployment rate among Ohio’s 88 counties in July with Warren’s rate highest among rated Ohio cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Warren’s unemployment rate last month was 10.7%, up nearly two percentage points from June’s 8.5% rate and more than three […]

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