Economic Development

YBI Startup JuggerBot Seeks 3-D Printer Hybrid

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Thomas Watson, former chairman and CEO of IBM, is often credited with one of history’s most inaccurate predictions. “I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers,” he is supposed to have said, despite no documentation. Still, it speaks to what many thought were the commercial limitations of computers. It wasn’t […]

JobsOhio: 21,000 New Jobs, $6.1B Invested

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Job creation in 2014 was 20% better than in 2013, new capital investment was up 70% over the year, but retained jobs were down over the year, JobsOhio reported Monday. In its 2014 annual report (CLICK HERE), the state economic development agency said it assisted companies that committed to creating 21,377 new […]

Ohio Takes 2nd in Site Selection Ranking

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranked second in both the overall rankings and per capita rankings in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup, JobsOhio announced today. The state’s 582 projects were cited as the reason for the ranking. It is the second consecutive year Ohio earned the second-place slot in the annual listing. Texas claimed the top […]

Ohio Takes Ranks 2nd in Site Selection Ranking

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranked second in both the overall rankings and per capita rankings in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup, JobsOhio announced today. The state’s 582 projects were cited as the reason for the ranking. It is the second consecutive year Ohio earned the second-place slot in the annual listing. Texas claimed the top […]

Staffing Agencies Seek Candidates in Tight Market

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There are plenty of job openings for workers who possess certain skills, staffing agencies confirm, but in many instances basic qualifications such as passing a drug test are lacking. Still, employers keep looking. Cyndy Bresnahan, business services representative at the Mahoning County OhioMeansJobs office in Boardman, says she’s seeing an upswing in […]

Canadian Company to Start Operations in Cortland

CORTLAND, Ohio — Although the old Packard Electric name is still visible on the southern exterior of the building, new signage at the base of 500 W. Main St. displays the name Maxill, a consumer and professional dental products company that is preparing to begin operations here. The company, based in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, […]

City Seeks Proposals for Amphitheater, Greenspace

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city of Youngstown officially put out a request-for-quote document Wednesday afternoon for an amphitheater and green improvements to city-owned property adjacent to the Covelli Centre downtown (READ STORY). Responses are due by 4 p.m. March 24 for letters of interest and statements of qualifications, according to the RFQ. The city is […]

City to Explore Amphitheater Between Bridges, Keep 20 Federal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city, which in recent years has explored selling both 20 Federal Place and the Covelli Centre, will retain ownership of the downtown office building and explore adding an amphitheater to the arena to enhance its profitability, Mayor John McNally said Tuesday. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, McNally said he had informed […]

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