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Economic Development: Policy Center Lays Out Plan for Downtown Group | September 16, 2015

Policy Center Lays Out Plan for Downtown Group

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Based on an idea several Ohio cities have adopted, the revitalization of downtown Youngstown could advance another step by creating a center city organization, the executive director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center, Lavea Brachman, said Tuesday. She made her remarks at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Economic Action Group. In cities such […]

Economic Development: eCentre Director to Take Job With Grove City College | September 11, 2015

eCentre Director to Take Job With Grove City College

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The eCenter@LindenPointe will conduct a regional and national search for a new executive director, following the announcement that Yvonne English, the executive director, has been named executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Grove City College. “During her five years at the helm, Yvonne has been instrumental in developing […]

Economic Development: Second AmeriCorps Revitalize Team at Work | September 8, 2015

Second AmeriCorps Revitalize Team at Work

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Thirteen city residents are beginning a one-year term of service with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.’s AmeriCorps Revitalize team. The residents, all young adults, will spend the next year learning new skills while they work full-time to eliminate blight throughout the city. The team is the second from the AmeriCorps Revitalize program. […]

Economic Development: Regional Chamber Meets with German Trade Consultant | September 8, 2015

Regional Chamber Meets with German Trade Consultant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber accelerated its international business push last when when a German business consultant visited Cleveland. The chamber vice president for economic development, Sarah Boyarko, was part of a group of economic development leaders who welcomed Michael Muench, a consultant for international business and economic development. Muench, from Bochum, […]

Economic Development: Regional Chamber Explores Business Opportunities in India | September 4, 2015

Regional Chamber Explores Business Opportunities in India

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber says it expects business opportunities in India to develop for local companies following this week’s meeting with trade representatives from the nation of India. Chamber CEO Tom Humphries and its vice president of economic development, Sarah Boyarko, joined northeast Ohio business leaders for discussions with India Consul […]

Economic Development: Halleck Calls Drake’s Exit ‘a Normal Retirement’ | September 3, 2015

Halleck Calls Drake’s Exit ‘a Normal Retirement’

LISBON, Ohio – Despite Tracy Drake’s announcement Tuesday that the Columbiana County Port Authority doesn’t intend to renew his contract as CEO and therefore he is leaving Sept. 30, Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck insists Drake is retiring. “He’s 63 years old and moving to Florida,” Halleck said Wednesday during a recess of the commissioners’ […]

Economic Development: CityScape Seeks Donations for ‘Sparkle Youngstown’ | August 31, 2015

CityScape Seeks Donations for ‘Sparkle Youngstown’

YOUNGSTOWN –  CityScape is hoping to raise $10,000 to fund “Sparkle Youngstown,” the annual downtown lighting program that begins in December and runs through February. The nonprofit organization is soliciting donations through GoFundMe and its website. Some 50,000 lights will be installed throughout the Central Square area as part of CityScape’s annual holiday parade and […]