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Economic Development: ISLE Prepares Building to Move there in February | October 4, 2017

ISLE Prepares Building to Move there in February

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Iron and String Life Enhancement expects to be in its new offices on Fifth Avenue in February 2018. Space is being renovated at 28-32 Fifth Ave., which will house ISLE’s administrative offices, including payroll and human resources, said James Sutman, ISLE president. ISLE provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Youngstown’s Design […]

Economic Development: WE Program Announces New Director, Nov. 29 Event | October 4, 2017

WE Program Announces New Director, Nov. 29 Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator named Carmella Williams yesterday as the new director of YBI’s Women In Entrepreneurship Program. YBI launched the WE Program in 2016 to promote the growth and creation of women-owned businesses. Williams succeeds Stephanie Gilchrist, who recently took over as executive director of Inspiring Minds Youngstown. Williams’ relationship with […]

Economic Development: Officials Assess How Marchionda Indictment Impacts City, Projects | October 3, 2017

Officials Assess How Marchionda Indictment Impacts City, Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city law department is reviewing the indictment of downtown developer Dominic Marchionda and his related companies to determine what counts or paragraphs might involve city officials, including Finance Director Bozanich, Mayor John McNally said. McNally said Monday afternoon he had not been advised ahead of time that the indictment would be […]

Economic Development: Valley’s Inner Cities Among Nation’s Most ‘Distressed’ | September 27, 2017

Valley’s Inner Cities Among Nation’s Most ‘Distressed’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven ZIP codes that cover sections of Mahoning and Trumbull counties are among the most economically distressed areas in the country, according to a newly released nationwide analysis of economic vitality. The Economic Innovation Group, based in Washington, D.C., this week published its 2017 Distressed Communities Index, an interactive tool for measuring […]

Economic Development: JobsOhio Ranks Third Among Development Agencies | September 26, 2017

JobsOhio Ranks Third Among Development Agencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — JobsOhio ranks as the No. 3 state economic development organization in the country, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives and site selection consultants. It was released at the International Economic Development Council’s annual conference. JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment […]