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Economic Development: Ohio Is Second in Site Selection Governor’s Cup | March 7, 2017

Ohio Is Second in Site Selection Governor’s Cup

ATLANTA – Site Selection magazine ranked Ohio second in its Governor’s Cup project list, following Texas, and third in its Governor’s Cup per capita list, following Nebraska and Kentucky, Mark Arend, editor-in-chief of the publication, announced Monday. With 515 qualifying new and expanded facilities, Ohio trailed the 642 Texas built in 2016 but was ahead […]

Economic Development: Additive Manufacturing Cluster to Meet Friday | March 7, 2017

Additive Manufacturing Cluster to Meet Friday

CLEVELAND — The Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster will host its first innovation cluster meeting Friday at the Corporate College Conference Center, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights. The focus of the meeting, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be on opportunities to accelerate the impact of additive manufacturing in northeastern Ohio. […]

Economic Development: Hurdles Remain High for Minority Entrepreneurs | March 6, 2017

Hurdles Remain High for Minority Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of residents in the mostly white Mahoning Valley continues to shrink as the population of Blacks, Hispanics and Asians grows. Still, minority business enterprises have seen little progress in lowering the hurdles to success. An analysis this year by Frank Akpadock, senior research associate, Regional Economic Development Initiative at Youngstown […]

Economic Development: Digital Divide Cuts Deep in Mahoning Valley | March 2, 2017

Digital Divide Cuts Deep in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Data presented by the Youngstown-Mahoning County Broadband Initiative demonstrates just how deep the digital divide runs in the Mahoning Valley – underscoring the need to improve internet access across the community, its partners say. The Broadband Initiative – a partnership composed of the Oak Hill Collaborative, the Western Reserve Port Authority, Eastgate […]