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Economic Development: ‘Power of 32’ Wants to Invest Here, Sets Oct. 12 Event | September 18, 2017

‘Power of 32’ Wants to Invest Here, Sets Oct. 12 Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Pittsburgh-based super fund that commands $49 million to encourage development across 32 counties – including Mahoning and Columbiana counties — is gaining traction. The Power of 32 Site Development Fund LP, an effort launched two years ago that constitutes 14 financial and development partners, has to date made four investments in […]

Economic Development: Enclave Project Gets $4M Float Loan, $500K Water Grant | September 14, 2017

Enclave Project Gets $4M Float Loan, $500K Water Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Board of Control has finalized a $4.5 million incentive package to assist The Enclave, a new student housing and retail center being developed at Youngstown State University. The board approved a development agreement Thursday between the city and Youngstown Campus Associates LLC, a subsidiary of LRC Realty, Akron, which is […]

Economic Development: Public Library Opens Job and Career Center | September 13, 2017

Public Library Opens Job and Career Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individuals seeking information and resources related to finding and preparing for jobs have a new space dedicated to accommodating their needs. The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Tuesday presented its new Career and Job Center on the second floor of Main Library downtown, within its information services department. “We’ve been […]

Economic Development: Ohio Grape, Wine Industry Adds $1.3B to Economy | September 12, 2017

Ohio Grape, Wine Industry Adds $1.3B to Economy

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio  — Ohio’s grape and wine industry contributed $1.3 billion to the state’s economy in 2016 and provided more than 8,000 full-time jobs, according to a study released by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The economic impact report, conducted by Frank, Rimerman + Co. of St. Helena, Calif., estimates 1.38 million people visited Ohio […]

Economic Development: Foundation Helps Sharon Businesses Help Each Other | September 12, 2017

Foundation Helps Sharon Businesses Help Each Other

SHARON, Pa. – A Pittsburgh development initiative aims to help Shenango Valley businesses grow – in part by encouraging them to help and advise each other. Kelly James and Terry Doloughty, small-business specialists from the Mansmann Foundation, met with 15 small-business owners and economic development specialists Monday afternoon at the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce. […]