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Economic Development: Author Hails Arrival of ‘Peers Inc.’ New Economy | April 4, 2017

Author Hails Arrival of ‘Peers Inc.’ New Economy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ­– A new collaborative economy is replacing the old model of industrial capitalism, says Robin Chase, transportation entrepreneur and author of the new book Peers Inc. Chase, who co-founded the car-sharing company Zipcar in 2000, outlined the key components of “this new business structure that is taking over the world” during her talk […]

Economic Development: Board of Control Approves Fireline, Gasser Expansions | March 30, 2017

Board of Control Approves Fireline, Gasser Expansions

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Board of Control this morning approved assistance for expansion projects at Fireline Inc. and Gasser Chair Co., as well as the purchase of additional property for the riverfront amphitheater and park. Fireline is planning to spend $5.7 million on a 25,000-square-foot addition to its existing plant as part of the […]

Economic Development: Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Park to Begin Construction | March 27, 2017

Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Park to Begin Construction

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Three years after a fire at the Reynolds Industrial Park, Greenville-Reynolds Development Corp. is ready to begin construction on new buildings at the site, officials say. The development corporation operates the industrial park. In April 2014, a fire destroyed the 35,000-square-foot building at the industrial park. Plans call for two buildings, each […]

Economic Development: Joseph Promises More Good News about Chill-Can Plant | March 24, 2017

Joseph Promises More Good News about Chill-Can Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Company International CEO Mitchell Joseph said this morning his company would make a pair of “major announcements” in May and September in relation to the $20 million project it is developing on the East Side. Joseph, whose great-grandfather founded the Star Bottling Co. in 1921, announced last fall that his company […]

Economic Development: Chamber Seeks Participation in Wage and Benefit Survey | March 24, 2017

Chamber Seeks Participation in Wage and Benefit Survey

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is asking businesses in the Mahoning Valley to participate in its 2017 Starting Wages and Benefits survey. “This survey is an indispensable economic development tool and provides information that enables companies to keep pay rates for new hires competitive; control payroll costs when making hiring and promotion […]