Economic Development

Rail Line Upgrades Boost Industrial Development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Every day we see the ongoing major repairs to highways and interstates that serve the area: bright orange cones and traffic advisory signs, traffic reduced to one lane, the din of jackhammers, cement trucks. These inconveniences all are part of the infrastructure improvements necessary to keep business in the region moving. Less […]

Arts Mean Business Group Schedules 4 Workshops

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “How to Build Sales through Social Media” is the first in a new series of four Arts Means Business workshops this year, Youngstown State University announces. The first two-hour workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 13, in the McDonough Museum of Art. R.J. Thompson of the College of Creative Arts […]

‘The Youngstown Flea’ Seeks ‘Market for Makers’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Derrick McDowell is a sole proprietor who thinks big. His resume begins with fast-food jobs when he was in high school and attending Youngstown State University. He moved on to selling cell phones and management positions with AT&T before striking out on his own. McDowell founded Wardrobe Brand LLC in 2008 to […]

YBI Expansion Should Be Ready by Year-end, CIC Told

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on Tech Block 5 of the Youngstown Business Incubator, the old Vindicator building, should be completed by year-end, the board of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. learned Tuesday. The U.S. Economic Development Administration, which is granting $3 million toward the repurposing of the old newspaper plant, has signed off […]


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