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Economic Development: Public Library Opens Job and Career Center | September 13, 2017

Public Library Opens Job and Career Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Individuals seeking information and resources related to finding and preparing for jobs have a new space dedicated to accommodating their needs. The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Tuesday presented its new Career and Job Center on the second floor of Main Library downtown, within its information services department. “We’ve been […]

Economic Development: Ohio Grape, Wine Industry Adds $1.3B to Economy | September 12, 2017

Ohio Grape, Wine Industry Adds $1.3B to Economy

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio  — Ohio’s grape and wine industry contributed $1.3 billion to the state’s economy in 2016 and provided more than 8,000 full-time jobs, according to a study released by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The economic impact report, conducted by Frank, Rimerman + Co. of St. Helena, Calif., estimates 1.38 million people visited Ohio […]

Economic Development: Foundation Helps Sharon Businesses Help Each Other | September 12, 2017

Foundation Helps Sharon Businesses Help Each Other

SHARON, Pa. – A Pittsburgh development initiative aims to help Shenango Valley businesses grow – in part by encouraging them to help and advise each other. Kelly James and Terry Doloughty, small-business specialists from the Mansmann Foundation, met with 15 small-business owners and economic development specialists Monday afternoon at the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce. […]

Economic Development: ‘Millennipreneurs’ Favor Tech Startups | September 11, 2017

‘Millennipreneurs’ Favor Tech Startups

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Millennials look at entrepreneurship differently than the baby boomers, their mentors say, and are going into business at a younger age. “Students are recognizing opportunities and envisioning a brighter future in entrepreneurship than [with] a more traditional job degree,” says Joe Angelo, director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Youngstown State University. Indeed, […]

Economic Development: Schiavoni Seeks Third Frontier Funds to Boost Broadband | September 7, 2017

Schiavoni Seeks Third Frontier Funds to Boost Broadband

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bipartisan legislation being cosponsored by state Sen. Joe Schiavoni would provide $100 million over the next two years to expand broadband access statewide. The legislation, which Schiavoni is co-sponsoring with state Sen. Cliff Hite, a Republican from Findlay, would create a fund of $50 million per year each for two years from […]

Economic Development: Joseph Hints about Another Project Beyond Chill-Cans | September 1, 2017

Joseph Hints about Another Project Beyond Chill-Cans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In about 45 days, the Mahoning Valley will learn about a project that Mitchell Joseph promised Thursday would “light up the city of Youngstown.” Joseph, chairman and CEO of Joseph Company International and West Coast Chill, referred to the development in his remarks after accepting the Business Professional of the Year Award […]

Economic Development: Collaboration Forms Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs | August 29, 2017

Collaboration Forms Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A collaboration of organizations ranging from some of the Mahoning Valley’s major players in economic development to agencies not normally associated with economic development is coordinating on creating a resource pipeline for entrepreneurs. The newly formed organization, Mahoning Valley is for Entrepreneurs, steers entrepreneurs to resources they may need depending on the […]