Economic Development

City, Score, Library Unite to Help Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Community Planning and Economic Development Department, the Youngstown chapter of Score and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will promote the resources each offers to new and business owners within the city. The city Board of Control formally approved a memorandum of understanding among the three entities at […]

Regional Chamber Promotes Boyarko to Senior VP

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber has promoted Sarah Boyarko to senior vice president of its economic development division. Guy Coviello, vice president of government affairs, will take on new responsibilities in the economic development unit, including shale development, the chamber said. Both changes are effective Tuesday. “These organizational changes give us an […]

Local Unemployment Rates Rise Slightly in October

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates edged upward in October from the month before, according to data released this morning by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Unemployment rates last month in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties all rose a tenth of a percentage point from September. Trumbull County’s jobless rate of 5.5% […]

CityScape Introduces Downtown Discount Card

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This weekend will herald the debut of the new CityScape discount card. The card, which will be sold beginning Small Business Saturday at two locations initially, will offer discounts or premiums on dining, purchases and services at some 20 participating Youngstown businesses, primarily ones downtown. “This idea had been floating around with […]

Ohio Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.4% in October

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The statewide unemployment rate shed a tenth of a percentage point in October, declining to 4.4% from 4.5% in September, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. A year earlier, October 2014, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.2%. The U.S. unemployment rate for October was 5.0%, down from 5.1% […]

Velfera Auto Design President Surveys Sites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Velfera Auto Design’s $130 million project that would bring hundreds of jobs to the region remains on track, its president, Antonio Pierce, said Tuesday. The project calls for the construction of four plants to house manufacturing and testing operations for battery powered vehicles. So far Velfera has secured letters of intent for […]

Johnson Named 422 Corridor Project Manager

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lauren Johnson has been hired as the U.S. 422 Corridor Redevelopment Plan project manager, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber announced Monday. The 422 Corridor plan represents a multi-faceted approach to improving the visual, economic and community impact of the corridor straddling Trumbull and Mahoning counties and the cities of Girard and Youngstown.  In […]

Ferro Building Put on Market with Lower Price

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Ferro Louthan Building, 2000 Harvey Ave., put on the market Nov. 4 with an asking price of $500,000, has drawn considerable interest, Brian Kennedy informed the Columbiana County Port Authority Monday. Kennedy, chairman of the port authority real estate/buildings committee, told the CCPA board that he is encouraged by real […]


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