Economic Development

‘Rebuilding America’ Series Opens with Harvard Lecturer

CHAMPION, Ohio — Joseph Fuller, Harvard Business School senior lecturer and founder of the global consulting firm Monitor Group, now Monitor-Deloitte, will speak on “Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20, at the Kent State University Trumbull Campus. Fuller will deliver the keynote address at the event, the […]

Harvard Lecturer to Open Rebuilding America Series

CHAMPION, Ohio — Joseph Fuller, Harvard Business School senior lecturer and founder of the global consulting firm Monitor Group, now Monitor-Deloitte, will speak on “Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20, at the Kent State University Trumbull Campus. Fuller will deliver the keynote address at the event, the […]

With $200,000 to Allocate, Youngstown Initiative Is Back

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Initiative Committee is back in business. Able to recommend funds for the first time since last July, on Friday the committee supported performance grants of more than $33,000 to two companies. It also deferred action on two other items, one involving former 1st Ward councilman Artis Gillam, whose wife, the […]

U.S. Unemployment Slips to 5.4% in April

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in April, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. The unemployment rate edged down a tenth of a percentage point from the month before, to 5.4% in April from 5.5% in March. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of […]

Poor Ranking for City; Official Says Not Whole Story

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown ranks dead last — 100th — in a survey of the best and worst metropolitan areas for someone to work for a small business, WalletHub.com said Wednesday. WalletHub, which a spokeswoman describes as “a personal finance website to help consumers make good decisions,” also ranked Toledo 98th, or third from the […]

America Makes to Open Satellite Center in Texas

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute housed in on the Youngstown Business Incubator campus here, today announced it will open its first “satellite center” at The University of Texas at El Paso  in conjunction with UTEP’s W.M. Keck Center for 3-D Innovation. Kevin Creehan, deputy director of technology transition for […]

Habitat, Lowe’s Team Up for National Women Build Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This is National Women Build Week, created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program to challenge women to help build affordable housing in their communities. Locally, projects are in the works involving Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County. “Women Build is one of my favorite events of the year because it gives […]

Region’s Manufacturing Sector Growing, Team NEO Reports

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Manufacturing in northeastern Ohio is alive, well and growing at a healthy clip, Team NEO said in a report released today. Between 1990 and today, the manufacturing sector grew 17% to $43.6 billion. By 2025, Team NEO projects the sector will account for $53.3 billion of the regional economy, a 25% increase. […]

Manufacturing Leads Regional Economy, Team NEO Reports

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Manufacturing in northeastern Ohio is alive, well and growing at a healthy clip, Team NEO said in a report released today. Between 1990 and today, the manufacturing sector grew 17% to $43.6 billion. By 2025, Team NEO projects the sector will account for $53.3 billion of the regional economy, a 25% increase. […]

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