Economic Development

Nordson Gets Tax Credit for Plant Consolidation

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Negotiations are ongoing with local and state officials for incentives to encourage Westlake-based Nordson Corp. to consolidate its screw and barrel operations in Youngstown, New Castle, Pa. and Pulaski, Va., to the former Tamarkin warehouse here on Victoria Road. One piece of the financing puzzle fell into place Monday with the Ohio […]

Marvin Looks at Projects Beyond Courthouse Square

WARREN, Ohio – Well into renovation of the properties Mark Marvin already owns here, the developer has his eye on sites outside Courthouse Square. Marvin, president of Downtown Development Group, and Mayor Doug Franklin were featured speakers at the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments’ quarterly general policy board meeting Monday at the Raymond John Wean […]

Tax Breaks for ‘Chill-Can,’ Gasser Project Before Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council will consider enabling legislation at its meeting Wednesday for two major development projects that together could create more than 260 jobs. Council will consider an ordinance that gives the go-ahead for the city’s Board of Control to enter into a development agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp. and Joseph Co. International […]

Youngstown, Warren Jobless Rates Up in September

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities had the highest unemployment rates in September among Ohio cities the state tracks, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Youngstown’s unemployment rate was 7.8% last month, 0.4% higher than Warren’s 7.4% rate, according to the monthly statistics. Unemployment rates in both […]

Chill-Can Plant Incentives Include $1.5M City Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning approved a development agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp., which intends to construct a $20 million “self-chill can” research and production complex on the East Side. City Council passed enabling legislation at its meeting last night that gave the go-ahead for the controlling board to […]

Penn-Northwest Celebrates 31 Years at Annual Lunch

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. and its president and CEO, Randy Seitz, reported growth results from the past year, and recognized companies and individuals at its annual meeting and luncheon Wednesday. “This is a way for us to communicate to the community at large that there’s an organization in town that focuses their time […]

City to OK First Batch of Incentives for Chill-Can

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control this morning is expected to ratify an incentive package for the Joseph Co. International Inc.’s proposed $20 million beverage production and technology campus on the East Side. The board will hold a special meeting regarding the development agreement approved at last night’s City Council meeting. The proposed […]

City, Covelli Renew Naming Rights Deal for Arena

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Covelli Enterprises’ decision to enter into a five-year naming rights agreement for the Covelli Centre reflects the faith company officials have in Youngstown and what the city is doing, Finance Director David Bozanich says. The Covelli Centre announced the agreement Tuesday, which extends Covelli enterprises’ naming rights through 2011. “It shows a […]


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