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Economic Development: Growth Report 2017: OhioMeansJobs Aids Job Seekers, Employers | February 14, 2017

Growth Report 2017: OhioMeansJobs Aids Job Seekers, Employers

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Gloria T. Mathews, Communications Assistant, OhioMeansJobs LISBON, Ohio — The year 2016 was another year of exceptional service to the job seekers and employers by OhioMeansJobs Centers in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. The centers provide job seekers a variety […]

Economic Development: City Would Help YNDC Rehab Houses with $1.5M | February 14, 2017

City Would Help YNDC Rehab Houses with $1.5M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nearly every house the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. rehabilitates has the same problem, Ian Beniston says: Thieves stripped the plumbing for the copper pipes. That adds somewhere between $7,000 and $15,000 to the cost of rehabbing the house, making it less attractive to renovate, says the YNDC executive director. A funding request […]

Economic Development: Growth Report 2017: WRPA Finances Valley Projects Valued at $60M | February 10, 2017

Growth Report 2017: WRPA Finances Valley Projects Valued at $60M

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Anthony Trevena, WRPA director of Development YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Western Reserve Port Authority built a strong new team in 2015 and that paid off in 2016. Four projects closed last  year with more than $60 million in new […]

Economic Development: Architect Provides Rotary with Stambaugh Project Update | February 9, 2017

Architect Provides Rotary with Stambaugh Project Update

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Asked which floors the building trades are working on as renovation of the Stambaugh Building advances, architect Paul Hagman had a simple response Wednesday: Pretty much all of them. Hagman is president of RBF CoLab. Following several months of cleaning the downtown building of debris, workers in the building trades are busy […]

Economic Development: MVEDC Provides $7M in Business Loans in 2016 | February 7, 2017

MVEDC Provides $7M in Business Loans in 2016

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. By Michael R. Conway, MVEDC Executive Director YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. completed another successful year in 2016 of helping businesses grow and create employment opportunities. Using our affiliate activities and a variety of loan programs […]

Economic Development: Growth Report 2017: Liberty Steel Products Invests to Meet Demand | February 7, 2017

Growth Report 2017: Liberty Steel Products Invests to Meet Demand

Editor’s Note: The following story is from Growth Report 2017, published by The Business Journal. NORTH JACKSON, Ohio — An increase in revenue, sales, products, capabilities and capacity last year at Liberty Steel Products Inc. points to an encouraging 2017 for the steel service company, says CEO Jim Grasso. “We made investments and strategic decisions […]