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Economic Development: CCPA Expands Pier 48 Contract, OKs Land Sale | August 18, 2015

CCPA Expands Pier 48 Contract, OKs Land Sale

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority amended its contract with Pier 48 Stevedoring LLC Monday night to reflect the company operating the articulated crane and conveyor system nearing completion at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility. Pier 48, which operates the 60-ton overhead bridge crane in place, pays the port authority a $5,000 management […]

Economic Development: Headquarters, Professional Services Sector Growing | August 17, 2015

Headquarters, Professional Services Sector Growing

CLEVELAND –The latest quarterly economic review released by Team NEO reflects continued upward momentum in the headquarters and professional services sector in the Cleveland Plus region, a sector that today employs 137,000 workers and represents more than $19 billion of the northeast Ohio economy. Cleveland Plus is an 18-county region that includes Mahoning, Trumbull and […]

Economic Development: NE Ohio Economy Still Growing but at Slower Pace | August 7, 2015

NE Ohio Economy Still Growing but at Slower Pace

PITTSBURGH — The economy of northeastern Ohio continues to gain momentum this year, and that momentum will carry through 2016, but at a slower pace, says the Economics Department of PNC Financial Services Group. In its third-quarter “Northeast Ohio Market Outlook,” released Thursday, PNC sees the recovery continuing with “manufacturing remain[ing] the primary growth driver,” […]

Economic Development: Business Networks Connect Companies with Resources | August 6, 2015

Business Networks Connect Companies with Resources

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s been four years since the Business Resource Network first contacted KTSDI LLC and the relationship is still paying dividends for the North Lima company. Since that contact, the network has connected the company, which manufactures components for off-road vehicles, with grants, training program assistance and “so many things I can’t remember,” […]

Economic Development: Huge Quantities, Diverse Products Flow through Region | August 6, 2015

Huge Quantities, Diverse Products Flow through Region

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Were you to take an aerial snapshot of the Mahoning Valley, you’d see a vast network of highways and rail lines curling around large, sprawling distribution hubs that are alive with activity. Tractor-trailers ease off the main arteries and into distribution centers in places such as North Jackson and Lordstown with little […]

Economic Development: YMCA Plans $5M Renovation of Central Branch | August 4, 2015

YMCA Plans $5M Renovation of Central Branch

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $5 million renovation of the YMCA of Youngstown’s downtown branch is planned for next year, the organization’s development director said at this morning’s Design Review Committee. Marykaye Carlson appeared before the panel to request permission to install a 24-foot-by-16-foot vinyl banner on the back of Central YMCA, replacing a banner that […]

Economic Development: Dickten Urges Speedy DOT Approval for Air Service | July 30, 2015

Dickten Urges Speedy DOT Approval for Air Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport hope meet soon with the carrier that has proposed providing daily flights to Chicago. Airport management and the new owners of Aerodynamics Inc. are awaiting a decision by the U.S. Department of Transportation on the airline’s fitness and certification of public convenience and necessity for interstate daily […]