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Economic Development: Chemical Bank Gives $15K to YNDC for Housing Programs | April 14, 2017

Chemical Bank Gives $15K to YNDC for Housing Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has donated $15,000 to support housing programs organized by Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., the community improvement group announced Thursday. The funds will be used to expand YNDC’s housing counseling services, the group said in a release, which will in turn boost the number of homeowners in Youngstown. “We are very […]

Economic Development: Cossler, Ewing Formalize YBI Leadership Transition | April 11, 2017

Cossler, Ewing Formalize YBI Leadership Transition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The “Jim Cossler and Barb Ewing Garage Band,” as Cossler calls it, isn’t breaking up, but its members have new roles. Ewing, chief operating officer at the Youngstown Business Incubator since February 2011, will assume Cossler’s title of chief executive officer May 1. The transition was announced Monday at a news conference. […]

Economic Development: $2.1B in Investment ‘Pending,’ Chamber Reports | April 11, 2017

$2.1B in Investment ‘Pending,’ Chamber Reports

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Economic development initiatives coordinated by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2017, at least in terms of numbers, but the value of pending projects exceeds $2 billion, according to the chamber’s newly released economic development newsletter. Total investment in pending projects is […]

Economic Development: TIF District Creates Revenue Stream for Jackson Township | April 7, 2017

TIF District Creates Revenue Stream for Jackson Township

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio – New development in Jackson Township such as the recently opened Truck World Plaza on Bailey Road now provides a revenue stream to fund infrastructure improvements in the township. Following the lead of Jackson Township trustees earlier this week, the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners yesterday approved a tax increment financing – […]

Economic Development: Trumbull OKs Tax Break for Anderson-DuBose Expansion | April 6, 2017

Trumbull OKs Tax Break for Anderson-DuBose Expansion

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday granted a 10-year, 75% tax abatement to Anderson-Dubose Inc. for its 55,000-square-foot addition and renovation of its warehouse in Lordstown. The abatement will support the company’s entry into supplying bakery products to the McDonald’s restaurants it serves, a local economic development specialist said. Anderson-Dubose projects adding 20 positions […]

Economic Development: ‘Not Trying to Circumvent System,’ Marchionda Says of Signage | April 5, 2017

‘Not Trying to Circumvent System,’ Marchionda Says of Signage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – NYO Property Group’s request for after-the-fact permission to hang signs on a safety fence surrounding the Stambaugh Building engendered heated discussion during Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Design Review Committee. The signage had been up for about two weeks before yesterday’s meeting, when Sarah DelliQuadri, NYO’s creative director, requested permission for the […]