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Economic Development: Six to Be Honored by Lawrence Chamber Sept. 14 | August 28, 2017

Six to Be Honored by Lawrence Chamber Sept. 14

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Dennis M. Davin, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Economic Development !mpact Awards program Sept. 14. The program is sponsored by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Honorees include Horizon Supply Co., Mitcheltree Bros. Logging & Lumber, New Castle […]

Economic Development: WRPA to Spend Up to $675K to Purchase, Renovate Harshman Building | August 23, 2017

WRPA to Spend Up to $675K to Purchase, Renovate Harshman Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is in the process of buying a downtown building, selling another near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and moving toward arbitration with the passenger carrier that pulled out of airport a year ago. This morning, the port authority authorized its executive director to send a letter of intent […]

Economic Development: Local Counties, Cities Top Ohio’s Jobless Rates | August 22, 2017

Local Counties, Cities Top Ohio’s Jobless Rates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Trumbull County reported the highest unemployment rate among Ohio’s 88 counties in July with Warren’s rate highest among rated Ohio cities, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Warren’s unemployment rate last month was 10.7%, up nearly two percentage points from June’s 8.5% rate and more than three […]

Economic Development: Ground Broken for Enclave Housing Complex at YSU | August 18, 2017

Ground Broken for Enclave Housing Complex at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At Friday’s ceremony marking the start of construction on Youngstown State University’s newest student housing complex, Jim Tressel confessed dissatisfaction. “Full disclosure, I’m a little bit disappointed it’s not done,” he said as contractors, just yards away, continued to prepare the site at the intersection of Wick and Lincoln avenues. “But I’ll […]

Economic Development: Ohio Star Forge Looks to Move Forward on Expansion | August 17, 2017

Ohio Star Forge Looks to Move Forward on Expansion

WARREN, Ohio – State officials are in conversation with representatives of Ohio Star Forge about the company’s planned expansion in Champion Township, Genna Petrolla, manager of business development in Trumbull County for the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, said Thursday. “We are working to see what the state can put together for this project, given the […]