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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 […]

Economic Development: Team NEO Adds Director of International Business Development | January 11, 2017

Team NEO Adds Director of International Business Development

CLEVELAND – Team Northeast Ohio has named Mindy McLaughlin as director of international business development. She joins Team NEO from JobsOhio, where she served as senior manager, global sales operations. At Team NEO, McLaughlin will serve as a member of the Team NEO industry and innovation department involved in the recruitment of new business investment to […]

Economic Development: Riley Elected President of Mercer Industrial Authority | January 10, 2017

Riley Elected President of Mercer Industrial Authority

MERCER, Pa. – Douglas W. Riley, retired executive director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of the Mercer County Industrial Development Authority last Friday. Elected vice president is Robert A. Donatelli, owner of Donatelli Electrical Services Inc., Sharpsville. Secretary is Joseph D. Loedding, owner of Muscle Pain Management, Sharon, and treasurer […]

Economic Development: Thomases Endowment Supports YWCA Job Skills Program | January 9, 2017

Thomases Endowment Supports YWCA Job Skills Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $5,000 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will support the YWCA of Youngstown’s job skills program. The three-week workshops focus on career assessment and exploration, financial literacy, resume writing and interviewing. The program provides individuals with skills to improve their employability, which results in maintaining […]