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Economic Development: Opponents of Marijuana Farms Want Ear of Council | June 6, 2017

Opponents of Marijuana Farms Want Ear of Council

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition composed of faith-based groups, concerned citizens and small businesses say that allowing the cultivation of medical marijuana within the city opens the door for recreational drug use that would endanger the community. “This is not really about medical marijuana statewide,” said Al Yanno, co-director of Now Youngstown and pastor at […]

Economic Development: Council to Consider $4M Loan for Enclave Project | June 5, 2017

Council to Consider $4M Loan for Enclave Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council this week will consider development agreements to help finance a $16 million student housing complex at Youngstown State University. Council’s committee on housing, community and economic development will meet at 5 p.m. today to discuss the city administration’s requests for action on the agreement with Youngstown Campus Associates LLC, as […]

Economic Development: City Gets $200K to Identify Brownfield Petroleum Sites | June 1, 2017

City Gets $200K to Identify Brownfield Petroleum Sites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fourth time proved to be the charm, proponents of a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant said after learning the city’s application for the funds has been approved. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it has awarded the assessment grant to the city, which had unsuccessfully applied for the funds three […]

Economic Development: Amphitheater Project Advances Amid Uncertainty | May 30, 2017

Amphitheater Project Advances Amid Uncertainty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on the proposed amphitheater and riverfront park is proceeding on schedule, despite criticisms of the project during the Democratic mayoral primary and questions raised by President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. MKSK, the Columbus landscape architecture firm the city engaged for the estimated $9 million project, is making “significant progress” on the […]

Economic Development: Sheridan Moving Forward on Gallagher, Restaurant Plans | May 26, 2017

Sheridan Moving Forward on Gallagher, Restaurant Plans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Businessman Ryan Sheridan says he will move forward with plans to renovate the Gallagher Building downtown, whether or not the state of Ohio approves extending historic preservation tax credits associated with the project. The owner and executive director of Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown was the featured speaker at a meeting […]

Economic Development: Collaborative Forms to Capitalize on Israel Opportunities | May 25, 2017

Collaborative Forms to Capitalize on Israel Opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three organizations that joined a delegation to Israel in January are partnering on an initiative to capitalize on the opportunities they discovered during the trip, particularly with additive manufacturing companies. The newly formed Israel-Youngstown Business Incubator Collaborative includes the Youngstown Business Incubator, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and Youngstown State University. It is […]