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Economic Development: Kmart Demolition Clears Way for Development | June 27, 2017

Kmart Demolition Clears Way for Development

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Demolition crews have spent the last several weeks razing the former Kmart department store building along Youngstown-Poland Road, clearing the way for potential development of that site. “It’s an extremely good piece of real estate,” said Bill Kutlick, president of Kutlick Realty LLC in Boardman. “We have people looking, but it’s still […]

Economic Development: Food, Beverage Manufacturing Employment Outpaces Nation | June 26, 2017

Food, Beverage Manufacturing Employment Outpaces Nation

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Food and beverage manufacturing employment grew 21% in northeastern Ohio from 2007 to 2016, compared to 5% nationwide, reports the quarterly Cleveland Plus Economic Review released today by Team Northeast Ohio. This growth is expected to continue over the next decade, with projections of 14% growth for the 18-county region and 10% […]

Economic Development: Workshop Focuses on ‘Redefining Economic Growth’ | June 26, 2017

Workshop Focuses on ‘Redefining Economic Growth’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The prevailing wisdom about economic development and prosperity must be re-examined, a 40-year veteran in the economic development field says. Donald T. Iannone, a consultant who has held leadership positions for Greater Cleveland Growth Association and, more recently, Growth Partnership for Ashtabula, will be the featured presenter today at “Redefining Economic Growth: […]

Economic Development: Council Delay on JAC Doesn’t Worry Officials | June 23, 2017

Council Delay on JAC Doesn’t Worry Officials

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with the city administration say they are satisfied with progress related to the riverfront park and amphitheater project, despite City Council holding off on contracts to manager amphitheater operations and concessions. At its meeting Wednesday night, council members approved a resolution in support of the city’s application for a $4 million […]

Economic Development: ‘B’ in Manufacturing, ‘B+’ in Logistics: Ohio Report Card | June 19, 2017

‘B’ in Manufacturing, ‘B+’ in Logistics: Ohio Report Card

MUNCIE, Ind. – A report prepared by Ball State University shows that Ohio earns a B when it comes to manufacturing and a B+ in regards to logistics. The 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, prepared by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research for Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing initiative, grades each […]