Economic Development

Partners Look to Redo Site for Boys & Girls Club

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than a year ago, Community Corrections Association identified the vacant building at 2126 Market St. – the former Red and White Market – as a prime target for redevelopment. Thanks to the work of several community partners, today that property is well on its way to being repurposed as a recreational […]

Partners Look to Redevelop Site for Boys & Girls Club

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than a year ago, Community Corrections Association identified the vacant building at 2126 Market St. – the former Red and White Market – as a prime target for redevelopment. Thanks to the work of several community partners, today that property is well on its way to being repurposed as a recreational […]

Growth Report 2017: eCenter@LindenPointe Adds 6 Companies to Incubator

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. HERMITAGE, Pa. — At the beginning of 2016, the LindenPointe Development Corp., the nonprofit parent of the eCenter@LindenPointe here, hosted a strategic planning meeting with regional stakeholders. The meeting identified goals in four categories: incubator services, community development, outreach and […]

Auto Parkit LA Site Opens, Warren Operation Next

WARREN, Ohio – Auto Parkit LLC plans to move forward with its proposed multimillion-dollar project in Warren although it might not be at the former Packard Electric Building on Dana Street Northeast. Auto Parkit, founded by city native Christopher Alan, has a backup site expected to serve as an interim location for its operations here […]

Building Trades Expect Busy Construction Season

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Large-scale projects under construction or in the pipeline bode well for the building trades this year, organized labor leaders say. Meanwhile, there are signs early this year that the commercial building market might be on the rebound, along with renewed prospects in the oil and gas industry. “This year looks very promising […]

New Business Filings Top 10,000 for Third Time

COLUMBUS – In January, 10,033 new entities filed the paperwork to do business in Ohio, an increase of 1,409 from last year, announced Secretary of State Jon Husted, marking just the third time the state has received 10,000 filings. The mark was first reached in March 2015 and again a year later. In the 15 […]

Growth Report 2017: OhioMeansJobs Aids Job Seekers, Employers

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Gloria T. Mathews, Communications Assistant, OhioMeansJobs LISBON, Ohio — The year 2016 was another year of exceptional service to the job seekers and employers by OhioMeansJobs Centers in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. The centers provide job seekers a variety […]

City Would Help YNDC Rehab Houses with $1.5M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nearly every house the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. rehabilitates has the same problem, Ian Beniston says: Thieves stripped the plumbing for the copper pipes. That adds somewhere between $7,000 and $15,000 to the cost of rehabbing the house, making it less attractive to renovate, says the YNDC executive director. A funding request […]

City Would Help YNDC Rehab Houses with $1.5M Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nearly every house the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. rehabilitates has the same problem, Ian Beniston says: Thieves stripped the plumbing for the copper pipes. That adds somewhere between $7,000 and $15,000 to the cost of rehabbing the house, making it less attractive to renovate, says the YNDC executive director. A funding request […]

Manufacturers Coalition Praised as Model for State

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition is an initiative whose success is unmatched in Ohio, says the president of one of the largest trade groups in the state that wants to see this success spread. “There’s nothing like it in the state of Ohio, not even close,” Eric Burkland, president of the Ohio […]

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