Economic Development

WRAP Opens Shops on the Square

WARREN, Ohio – Space is available for small businesses in the new Shops on the Square, a cooperative sponsored by Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. at 124 N. Park Ave. on Courthouse Square. The former radio station building was designed with multiple rooms used as offices which are being transformed into eight individual retail shops […]

President Outlines Benefits of Lordstown Project

WARREN, Ohio – Despite what the paperwork indicates, the 100% tax abatement assigned to a proposed $800 million electrical generation plant project in Lordstown in no way shortchanges the community, officials say. “There’s a little bit of a misnomer in that we’re asking for a 100% abatement,” said Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future […]

Commissioners Grant Tax Break for Lordstown Project

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners this morning approved a 15-year, 100% abatement of real and personal property taxes for Clean Energy Future LLC to build a natural gas-fueled electricity generation plant in Lordstown Village. Lordstown Village Council last week approved the incentive package including the abatement for the project, which will […]

Trumbull Commissioners Grant Tax Break for Lordstown Project

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners this morning approved a 15-year, 100% abatement of real and personal property taxes for Clean Energy Future LLC to build a natural gas-fueled electricity generation plant in Lordstown Village. Lordstown Village Council last week approved the incentive package including the abatement for the project, which will […]

Sid-Mar Foods Plans Renovations Inside Out

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A South Side poultry distributor plans extensive interior renovations once to accompany outside work on his building. Sid-Mar Foods Inc., 1481 South Ave., has not applied to the façade improvement program but Tom DeAngelo, city economic development coordinator, told members of the city’s Design Review Committee he expects an application within the […]

Warm Weather Puts Trades to Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A late spring and the slow return of higher energy prices have kept skilled tradesman in the building and construction unions away from job sites in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, their business agents say. Work should be available for most of their members, they agree, by the middle of June with […]

YBI, America Makes to Host Business Competition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Entrepreneurs, students and technology innovators from across the country are invited to compete for startup investment funding and services in a competition cosponsored by the Youngstown Business Incubator and America Makes. In the first AMPED YBI $100K Technology Startup Competition, teams will have the opportunity to compete for up to $100,000 of […]

Chamber Hires Attorney to Head Military Commission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vito Abruzzino, an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. has been retained to spearhead the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission. He formerly served with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Bragg, N.C. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber established the commission to enhance the military […]

Streetscape Volunteers Spruce Up Downtown, City

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual Streetscape event has seen both its scope and participation grow since the first one took place. The more than 650 volunteers who took part in the 18th Streetscape yesterday was a far cry from the few dozen participants Sharon Letson reports contributed their time for the first one. And the […]

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