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Economic Development: Chamber to Provide Development Services to Weathersfield | December 21, 2016

Chamber to Provide Development Services to Weathersfield

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Weathersfield Township has signed a one-year, $20,000 contract with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber to provide “customized economic development and related services,” the chamber announced this morning. Among the services are creating an inventory of available property, business attraction and retention efforts, addressing corridor issues, creating a marketing strategy for the township […]

Economic Development: YBI Offers Naming Rights for Its Fifth Building | December 20, 2016

YBI Offers Naming Rights for Its Fifth Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Barb Ewing looks over a balcony above the two-story Murray & C. Kenneth Fibus Advanced Manufacturing Lab in what today is known as Tech Block Building #5, the Youngstown Business Incubator’s fifth building that’s undergoing a $5 million renovation. “There are lots of manufacturing facilities that have 12- to 15-foot ceilings,” far […]

Economic Development: Executives Stay Upbeat about Trumbull’s Business Climate | December 19, 2016

Executives Stay Upbeat about Trumbull’s Business Climate

WARREN, Ohio — In no way is the upcoming layoff of 1,250 employees at the General Motors Lordstown Complex good news, but business leaders in Trumbull County remain optimistic about their county’s business climate as cooperation across industries becomes the norm and major projects get underway. Last month, GM announced it would lay off workers […]

Economic Development: Lowellville Awarded $300K for Downtown Upgrades | December 19, 2016

Lowellville Awarded $300K for Downtown Upgrades

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – With the award of a $300,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency, downtown Lowellville will undergo several revitalization projects beginning in June. Work will be done on 15 buildings, including new roofing, flooring and electrical systems. Also included in the budget are new sidewalks and curbing, the creation of a parking […]

Economic Development: Signatures Ink Complex Financing for Downtown Hotel | December 15, 2016

Signatures Ink Complex Financing for Downtown Hotel

WARREN, Ohio – Anthony Trevena was expecting several people to have writer’s cramp yesterday. That’s because multiple documents needed to be signed to finalize the deal for the proposed DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Youngstown, Trevena said. Trevena is director of the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority, the economic development arm of the […]