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Economic Development: New Source of Workers for Vineyards as Grapes Recover | August 5, 2017

New Source of Workers for Vineyards as Grapes Recover

ASHTABULA, Ohio — Ashtabula County is starting to build a reputation for supplying skilled workers for the region’s growing wine industry. In 2011, the Ashtabula campus of Kent State University began offering the first wine degrees in Ohio: an associate degree in oenology (winemaking) and associate of applied science in viticulture (grape growing). “We are […]

Economic Development: Hiring for Chill-Can Plant to Begin in 4th Quarter | August 4, 2017

Hiring for Chill-Can Plant to Begin in 4th Quarter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Company International Inc. plans to begin hiring permanent employees during the fourth quarter for its chill-can plant under construction here, and expects to make major announcements “very soon,” its chairman and CEO says. Mitchell Joseph says construction of the second building at its East Side campus should be finished next week […]

Economic Development: Recast Cities with Small Manufacturers, Speaker Tells Collaborative | August 3, 2017

Recast Cities with Small Manufacturers, Speaker Tells Collaborative

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When President Donald Trump spoke last month at the Covelli Centre, he talked about the thousands of steel jobs lost in the wake of Black Monday – and he promised to help bring back large-scale manufacturing to the Valley’s empty factories. “We’re gonna fill up these factories or rip them down and […]

Economic Development: Social Entrepreneurship Is YBI’s Next Startup | July 31, 2017

Social Entrepreneurship Is YBI’s Next Startup

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator’s newest endeavor might be “a horse of a different color” but “not an entirely different species of entrepreneurship,” as CEO Barb Ewing puts it. More familiar as the host for business-to-business software startups, the downtown Youngstown incubator wants to invite a new class of entrepreneurs into its walls […]

Economic Development: Trumbull Business Startup Workshop Set for Sept. 5 | July 31, 2017

Trumbull Business Startup Workshop Set for Sept. 5

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Planning Commission has teamed up with Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs to hold a workshop for anyone thinking about starting a business in Trumbull County. Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs is a collaboration of organizations working together to provide better support for local entrepreneurs. The workshop will address key […]