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Economic Development: Chamber Issues 2014 Economic Development Report Card | April 2, 2015

Chamber Issues 2014 Economic Development Report Card

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Regional economic development agencies assisted projects that resulted in more than $225 million in investment in 2014 and the creation of more than 800 jobs by private companies, the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber reported Wednesday. According to data compiled by the chamber and its economic development partners, 79 projects resulted in $225,888,723 […]

Economic Development: Austintown Officials React to Press Frenzy Over Project | March 26, 2015

Austintown Officials React to Press Frenzy Over Project

AUSTINTOWN TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Township officials stressed they have nothing official to say regarding a proposed development project but that the media scrutiny has created “a bit of hysteria.” News outlets this week have pursued information regarding the proposed $125 million project (at first reported at $100 million), which an email identified at state Route […]

Economic Development: $100M Commercial, Residential Project in Early Stages | March 25, 2015

$100M Commercial, Residential Project in Early Stages

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — A proposed hotel, retail and residential development near Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is in its early stages, leaving Trustee Jim Davis encouraged by what township officials have seen so far. A developer approached the township zoning office with a project made up of two hotels, restaurants and retail establishments, […]

Economic Development: February Jobless Rates Decline in Mahoning Valley | March 24, 2015

February Jobless Rates Decline in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The combined unemployment rate in Mahoning and Trumbull counties fell to 6.8% in February, down from 7.3% in January and from 8.5% in February 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning. When Mercer County is factored in, the Youngstown Metropolitan Statistical Area’s unemployment rate was 6.5% in February compared […]

Economic Development: Chamber Event Focuses on Lordstown, Newton Falls | March 24, 2015

Chamber Event Focuses on Lordstown, Newton Falls

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — Several local government and business officials will deliver reports during the Regional Chamber’s Good Morning, Lordstown and Newton Falls breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Anderson-DuBose Co., 5300 Tod Ave. Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill, Newton Falls Mayor Lyle Waddell, Lordstown Schools Superintendent Terry Armstrong, Newton Falls Schools Superintendent Paul Woodard and […]