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Economic Development: City Gets $200K to Identify Brownfield Petroleum Sites | June 1, 2017

City Gets $200K to Identify Brownfield Petroleum Sites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fourth time proved to be the charm, proponents of a $200,000 brownfield assessment grant said after learning the city’s application for the funds has been approved. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it has awarded the assessment grant to the city, which had unsuccessfully applied for the funds three […]

Economic Development: Amphitheater Project Advances Amid Uncertainty | May 30, 2017

Amphitheater Project Advances Amid Uncertainty

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work on the proposed amphitheater and riverfront park is proceeding on schedule, despite criticisms of the project during the Democratic mayoral primary and questions raised by President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. MKSK, the Columbus landscape architecture firm the city engaged for the estimated $9 million project, is making “significant progress” on the […]

Economic Development: Sheridan Moving Forward on Gallagher, Restaurant Plans | May 26, 2017

Sheridan Moving Forward on Gallagher, Restaurant Plans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Businessman Ryan Sheridan says he will move forward with plans to renovate the Gallagher Building downtown, whether or not the state of Ohio approves extending historic preservation tax credits associated with the project. The owner and executive director of Braking Point Recovery Center in Austintown was the featured speaker at a meeting […]

Economic Development: Collaborative Forms to Capitalize on Israel Opportunities | May 25, 2017

Collaborative Forms to Capitalize on Israel Opportunities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three organizations that joined a delegation to Israel in January are partnering on an initiative to capitalize on the opportunities they discovered during the trip, particularly with additive manufacturing companies. The newly formed Israel-Youngstown Business Incubator Collaborative includes the Youngstown Business Incubator, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and Youngstown State University. It is […]

Economic Development: Robotics Institute Reaches Out to Eastern Ohio | May 22, 2017

Robotics Institute Reaches Out to Eastern Ohio

WARREN, Ohio – The most recent — and the last — advanced manufacturing hub established under former President Barack Obama’s Manufacturing USA initiative is poised to help create a regional robotics “cluster” across western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, officials say. “This region is ripe because it is basically focused on manufacturing,” said Jackie Erickson, director […]