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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 […]

Economic Development: Western Reserve Port Authority Names New Officers | January 19, 2017

Western Reserve Port Authority Names New Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s new chairman said Wednesday he looks forward to continuing the progress the organization has made in recent years. The port authority’s board of directors elected new officers at its meeting held at the headquarters of Covelli Enterprises in Warren. Martin Loney, organizer for Local 396 of the […]

Economic Development: Amphitheater Advances with $800K Design Contract | January 18, 2017

Amphitheater Advances with $800K Design Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Finance Director David Bozanich said he expects to finalize a contract with MKSK, the Columbus firm the city selected for the amphitheater and riverfront park by the Covelli Centre, within 30 days. Tonight City Council will consider legislation authorizing the Board of Control to enter into a professional services contract with MKSK […]

Economic Development: Fireline Project, Manufacturing Center on Council Agenda | January 18, 2017

Fireline Project, Manufacturing Center on Council Agenda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council tonight will consider several incentives for Fireline Inc.’s planned $5.7 million expansion of its manufacturing plant. Yesterday the Youngstown Planning Commission recommended rezoning several properties on Watt, Adams and Elk streets from either Multi-Family Residential or Institutional to Industrial Green. The properties are owned by Fireline, which manufactures ceramic products […]

Economic Development: Mayor Wants Fast Action from Gallagher’s New Owner | January 13, 2017

Mayor Wants Fast Action from Gallagher’s New Owner

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The new owner of the Gallagher Building downtown needs to make something happen with it soon, Mayor John McNally said. “It can’t just be something where we transfer ownership and then we transfer ownership. That’s not going to be sufficient. Something needs to happen,” he tells The Business Journal. Ryan Sheridan, owner […]

Economic Development: City, YNDC Pursue Anti-Crime Grant for South Side | January 13, 2017

City, YNDC Pursue Anti-Crime Grant for South Side

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local leaders should know by late summer the results of an application for a federal grant to implement a multifaceted plan to address crime in a targeted area on the South Side. A partnership that includes Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., the city of Youngstown, the city police department and Youngstown State University’s […]