Economic Development

Downtown Partnership Welcomes Reopening of Wick

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Guests at Thursday night’s meeting of the Downtown Youngstown Partnership applauded today’s scheduled reopening of Wick Avenue as they prepared to launch a project to address downtown’s litter problem. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. to mark the reopening of the downtown corridor, which has been closed in part or […]

Board of Control Approves Amphitheater Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown’s Board of Control has approved two agreements related to the city’s amphitheater and riverfront park project. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week approved the city’s application for a $4 million loan guarantee for the project, which is projected to cost $9 million.  During this morning’s meeting, the […]

Southern Airways Wants to Gauge Interest in Service

NORTH JACKSON, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is planning a meeting between business and community leaders and a carrier that could provide service to and from Detroit and Baltimore at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, port authority officials said Wednesday. Scheduled charter service via Southern Airways Express, headquartered in Hernando, Miss., a Memphis suburb, is […]

Chamber Reverses Course, Backs Cleveland’s Amazon Bid

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber says it now supports Cleveland’s bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — a determination apparently made two weeks ago and a departure from its stance when it submitted a bid that included the Cafaro Co.’s offer of its Enterprise Park site and $20 million for site development. In a […]


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