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Economic Development: Conference Looks at Developing Industry Along Ohio River Corridor | November 9, 2017

Conference Looks at Developing Industry Along Ohio River Corridor

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The wrapper around a Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar, the green-turtle-shaped sandbox that Little Tikes sells, and the Goodyear tires on a car are all made from plastics manufactured at petrochemical plants. And it’s those types of plants – and the petrochemical industry in general – that economic development leaders in the […]

Economic Development: Chamber Convenes Meeting on Redeveloping Niles | November 3, 2017

Chamber Convenes Meeting on Redeveloping Niles

NILES, Ohio – Community branding initiatives, reuse of vacant properties and better capitalizing on Niles’ existing assets were among the topics addressed Friday morning at the Niles Wellness Center. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber hosted the public input meeting as part of its economic development contract with Niles. The city, which is in fiscal emergency, […]

Economic Development: YBI to Administer Minority Business Assistance Center | November 2, 2017

YBI to Administer Minority Business Assistance Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator has been selected by the state to help develop and grow minority-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses through the Minority Business Assistance Centers Program. The program supports minority-owned businesses by offering no cost counseling, state certification support and training focused on creating jobs and increasing sales. YBI […]

Economic Development: Eastgate Applies for $10.2M Tiger Grant | November 1, 2017

Eastgate Applies for $10.2M Tiger Grant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for a $10.2 million Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery, or Tiger, grant. The grant would support the Youngstown SMAR2T Network, a development project that “connects strategic, medical, manufacturing, academic, residential, recreational, technology and employment centers.” The […]

Economic Development: Few Seats Left for Ohio River Corridor Conference | October 31, 2017

Few Seats Left for Ohio River Corridor Conference

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Seats are filling up fast for the Ohio River Corridor Development Conference Nov. 8, says Columbiana County Port Authority’s CEO Penny Traina. “We’ll probably be closing the event this week, and won’t be able to take anymore invitations after the next couple days.” With the construction of the Shell petrochemical plant underway […]

Economic Development: Downtown Partnership Welcomes Reopening of Wick | October 27, 2017

Downtown Partnership Welcomes Reopening of Wick

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Guests at Thursday night’s meeting of the Downtown Youngstown Partnership applauded today’s scheduled reopening of Wick Avenue as they prepared to launch a project to address downtown’s litter problem. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. to mark the reopening of the downtown corridor, which has been closed in part or […]