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Economic Development: Robotics Institute Reaches Out to Eastern Ohio | May 22, 2017

Robotics Institute Reaches Out to Eastern Ohio

WARREN, Ohio – The most recent — and the last — advanced manufacturing hub established under former President Barack Obama’s Manufacturing USA initiative is poised to help create a regional robotics “cluster” across western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, officials say. “This region is ripe because it is basically focused on manufacturing,” said Jackie Erickson, director […]

Economic Development: June Start Date for $13M ‘Enclave’ Housing Project | May 18, 2017

June Start Date for $13M ‘Enclave’ Housing Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a $13 million student housing project to serve Youngstown State University should get underway in mid-to late June, a representative of the developer said Wednesday. The Western Reserve Port Authority Board of Directors heard an update on the Enclave, being developed by LRC Realty, Akron. During their meeting, directors also […]

Economic Development: Port Authority to Manage Mahoning County CIC | May 12, 2017

Port Authority to Manage Mahoning County CIC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority will take over management of the Community Improvement Corporation of Mahoning County next month. The CIC board approved a memorandum of understanding with the port authority during its meeting Thursday morning. It also approved a letter terminating its agreement with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, which now […]

Economic Development: With $10M in Backing, Group Vies for Marijuana Site | May 9, 2017

With $10M in Backing, Group Vies for Marijuana Site

CANFIELD, Ohio — A company backed by $10 million from three out-of-town private equity investors is vying for an opportunity to produce and process medical marijuana in Youngstown, its principals say. “Youngstown made the most sense,” said Sanjay Bawan, senior adviser with Mahoning Valley Agricultural LLC. “It’s an opportunity to bring jobs and give back […]