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Economic Development: YBI Opens Applications for WE, Minority Business Classes | January 12, 2018

YBI Opens Applications for WE, Minority Business Classes

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator’s inaugural classes for its Women in Entrepreneurship and Minority Business Assistance Center programs are now open to the public, the YBI announced Thursday. The WE Create and the MBAC Create programs are five-week courses designed toward helping women and minority entrepreneurs in the early stages of developing their […]

Economic Development: Community Partners Look to Boost Digital Literacy | January 11, 2018

Community Partners Look to Boost Digital Literacy

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Increasing awareness of digital resources and how they can be applied in everyday lives is the mission of a working group formed to boost digital literacy in the Mahoning Valley. About a dozen members representing community organizations that offer technology services, technology firms and elected officials attended a discussion Wednesday in the […]

Economic Development: YBI Opens Minority Business Assistance Center | January 5, 2018

YBI Opens Minority Business Assistance Center

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A reinvigorated local chapter of the state of Ohio’s Minority Business Assistance Center is officially, as of Thursday, in business itself. Local and state officials joined representatives of the Youngstown Business Incubator and the Warren-based Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center at YBI offices downtown to introduce the program and a new partnership […]

Economic Development: Youngstown, Warren Tie for Highest Unemployment | December 27, 2017

Youngstown, Warren Tie for Highest Unemployment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown and Warren tied for the highest unemployment rate statewide in November, with the two cities posting identical rates for the second consecutive month. The two cities each reported 6.9% unemployment rates last month, down half a percentage point from the 7.4% rate each posted in October. In November 2016, Youngstown’s unemployment […]

Economic Development: City OKs 75% Tax Abatement for Chill-Can Plant | December 21, 2017

City OKs 75% Tax Abatement for Chill-Can Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Board of Control voted Thursday to approve an enterprise zone agreement with M.J. Joseph Development Corp. to assist with development of the company’s $20 million East Side campus. The agreement provides a 75% abatement on real estate improvements at the site, where the company is constructing a nine-building campus. There […]

Economic Development: YNDC, Action to Bill Land Contract Firm for ‘Damages’ | December 18, 2017

YNDC, Action to Bill Land Contract Firm for ‘Damages’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. and Action are organizing a free bus trip to Columbia, S.C., to deliver a bill to Vision Property Management for properties the company owns in the city. The bill, the community groups said, is to pay for “damages incurred by the city such as demolitions and legal costs […]