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Economic Development: Niles Contracts Chamber for Development Services | February 20, 2017

Niles Contracts Chamber for Development Services

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Niles and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have entered into a contract for the economic development agency to provide services to the city. Under the terms of the one-year contract, announced Monday, the chamber will provide services including identifying which properties to market, develop a familiarization tour of the […]

Economic Development: NE Ohio’s Biomedical Field Has Grown 59% Since 2000 | February 20, 2017

NE Ohio’s Biomedical Field Has Grown 59% Since 2000

CLEVELAND ­– Since the start of the 21st century, the biomedical industry in northeastern Ohio has grown 59%, according to a report by economic development organization Team Northeast Ohio. Since 2003, the region has had 448 biomedical startups with $2.3 billion invested. The companies have raised $198 million in funding. Most of that money has […]

Economic Development: Half of Small Businesses Say Regulations are a Problem | February 17, 2017

Half of Small Businesses Say Regulations are a Problem

COLUMBUS – Nearly half of small-business owners say regulations are a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem, a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business found. The survey found that 25% of small employers rated regulations as a “very serious” problem and 23% said they are “somewhat serious.” Regulations are affecting businesses employing between […]

Economic Development: Growth Report 2017: eCenter@LindenPointe Adds 6 Companies to Incubator | February 16, 2017

Growth Report 2017: eCenter@LindenPointe Adds 6 Companies to Incubator

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. HERMITAGE, Pa. — At the beginning of 2016, the LindenPointe Development Corp., the nonprofit parent of the eCenter@LindenPointe here, hosted a strategic planning meeting with regional stakeholders. The meeting identified goals in four categories: incubator services, community development, outreach and […]