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Economic Development: Ohio River Development Conference Set for Nov. 8 | October 10, 2017

Ohio River Development Conference Set for Nov. 8

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Ohio is seeing a resurgence of activity from Columbiana County to Washington County with the construction of the Shell petrochemical plant underway in Monaca, Pa. To that end, development organizations are hosting the Ohio River Corridor Development Conference 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Discussion […]

Economic Development: Chamber Names Cafaro’s Enterprise Park for Amazon’s Consideration | October 9, 2017

Chamber Names Cafaro’s Enterprise Park for Amazon’s Consideration

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber says it has chosen the Cafaro Co.’s Enterprise Park at Eastwood site “as the preferred property to submit for consideration for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters.” In announcing the choice, the chamber said the site, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road in Niles, was selected “in partnership with the chairmen […]

Economic Development: Meet the ‘Power of 32’ Development Team Oct. 12 | October 6, 2017

Meet the ‘Power of 32’ Development Team Oct. 12

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Pittsburgh-based Power of 32 Site Development Fund is introducing its team to anyone who has a role in making or shaping business investment decisions in Ohio, specifically in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. “We want to raise awareness in northeast[ern] Ohio of the site development fund as early-stage financing to get projects with […]

Economic Development: $7.5M-Plus Renovation in Store for Trumbull Family Fitness | October 5, 2017

$7.5M-Plus Renovation in Store for Trumbull Family Fitness

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Family Fitness outlined plans Wednesday for multimillion-dollar upgrade and repurposing of its building, the former Warren YMCA. The board of the fitness center and professionals engaged to work on the project presented their plans to add a medical-wellness center and convert the upper two stories of the building into high-end apartments. […]

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 […]