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Economic Development: Digital Divide Cuts Deep in Mahoning Valley | March 2, 2017

Digital Divide Cuts Deep in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Data presented by the Youngstown-Mahoning County Broadband Initiative demonstrates just how deep the digital divide runs in the Mahoning Valley – underscoring the need to improve internet access across the community, its partners say. The Broadband Initiative – a partnership composed of the Oak Hill Collaborative, the Western Reserve Port Authority, Eastgate […]

Economic Development: Broadband Initiative Seeks Input on Internet Use | February 28, 2017

Broadband Initiative Seeks Input on Internet Use

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Partners in the Youngstown-Mahoning Broadband Initiative are seeking input from residents, businesses and community institutions regarding how the internet and related technologies are used locally. The Broadband Initiative was established by the Oak Hill Cooperative and the Western Reserve Port Authority to assess the current status of broadband access, adoption and use […]

Economic Development: Columbiana Port Authority Converts to Cash-Basis Accounting | February 28, 2017

Columbiana Port Authority Converts to Cash-Basis Accounting

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The Columbiana County Port Authority is converting from accrual to cash-basis accounting, its fiscal officer, Tad Herold, and executive director, Penny Traina, said Monday. The port authority, a quasi-governmental for-profit entity, is following the recommendation of the state auditor’s office, Diane L. Ksiazek, manager of administration and finance, said afterward. The […]

Economic Development: Developer Seeks Tax Credits for $9.2M Salem Project | February 28, 2017

Developer Seeks Tax Credits for $9.2M Salem Project

SALEM, Ohio — Forty apartments to house seniors at an affordable price could be coming to Salem as soon as 2019, John Ginocchi and Michael Mancuso said Monday. Ginocchi is vice president of development at Pittsburgh-based Development GroupTrek, Mancuso executive director of the Salem Area Sustainable Opportunity Development Center. The $9.2 million project would be […]

Economic Development: Valley Resources Impress Technology Delegation | February 23, 2017

Valley Resources Impress Technology Delegation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than a dozen technology leaders visited the Mahoning Valley Tuesday and Wednesday to explore opportunities to create jobs by partnering with companies here, investing in local firms or establishing branches of their own operations. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, arranged the visit by the 13 technology entrepreneurs, led by Patrick […]