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Economic Development: YBI, America Makes to Host Business Competition | June 2, 2015

YBI, America Makes to Host Business Competition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Entrepreneurs, students and technology innovators from across the country are invited to compete for startup investment funding and services in a competition cosponsored by the Youngstown Business Incubator and America Makes. In the first AMPED YBI $100K Technology Startup Competition, teams will have the opportunity to compete for up to $100,000 of […]

Economic Development: Chamber Hires Attorney to Head Military Commission | June 2, 2015

Chamber Hires Attorney to Head Military Commission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vito Abruzzino, an attorney with Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. has been retained to spearhead the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission. He formerly served with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Bragg, N.C. The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber established the commission to enhance the military […]

Economic Development: ‘Second Founding’ of Mooney High School with $5M Project | May 29, 2015

‘Second Founding’ of Mooney High School with $5M Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When the renovations are complete, students and faculty of Cardinal Mooney High School will hardly  recognize the building, say school officials. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday at its front entrance  to start a $5 million renovation that will take three years  to modernize the  school that opened 59 years ago. The […]

Economic Development: Free Trade Agreements Seen as Good for US, but Concerns Persist | May 28, 2015

Free Trade Agreements Seen as Good for US, but Concerns Persist

WASHINGTON — As Congress considers a major new trade pact with Asia, there is broad public agreement that international free trade agreements are good for the United States. But fewer Americans express positive views of the impact of trade deals on their personal finances. And, as in the past, far more say free trade agreements […]

Economic Development: Action Group Hears How Downtown Compares to Peers | May 27, 2015

Action Group Hears How Downtown Compares to Peers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Even though Youngstown’s downtown placed in the lower end of an analysis of peer communities, the retired Youngstown State University professor who conducted the analysis says he’s encouraged about what the results mean. Dr. Tom Maraffa, who retired last year from YSU’s geography department, presented the results of the analysis at Tuesday’s […]