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Economic Development: Columbiana County Port Authority Re-elects Officers | January 25, 2017

Columbiana County Port Authority Re-elects Officers

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority retained their leadership Monday and adopted a $1.3 million budget for 2017. Charlie Presley of Salem was re-elected chairman of the port authority, Keith Chamberlin of Columbiana vice chairman, attorney Nick Amato of Wellsville secretary, and Tad Herold, director of the Columbiana County […]

Economic Development: Local Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase | January 24, 2017

Local Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in December rose slightly or were unchanged from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate, 6.1%, up from 5.8% the month before and down from 7.8% in December 2016. Mahoning and […]

Economic Development: Ohio Export Intern Program Seeks Company Participants | January 23, 2017

Ohio Export Intern Program Seeks Company Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Export Internship Program is putting out the call for businesses to participate in this summer’s program. The program, created by the Ohio Development Services Agency and offered at Youngstown State University and Ohio State University, matches companies with college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The state agency offers participating […]

Economic Development: Council OKs Amphitheater Contract, Fireline Incentives | January 19, 2017

Council OKs Amphitheater Contract, Fireline Incentives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved hiring a Columbus firm to provide final design and construction management services for the $9 million amphitheater and riverfront park project. During the meeting, council also approved several items to assist Fireline Inc. with its $5.7 million expansion project, including a tax abatement and water/wastewater grant. Council […]