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Economic Development: Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts | February 19, 2015

Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber this morning shared information about its economic development activity In an email to members, the chamber provided links to the 2014 Regional Chamber Economic Development Results handout and video it presented at its annual economic forecast breakfast Feb. 5. The chamber reports it was responsible for 13 […]

Economic Development: YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans | February 17, 2015

YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing […]

Economic Development: 7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority | February 17, 2015

7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The monthly meetings of Columbiana County Port Authority rarely run more than 20 minutes but the meeting held Monday night was over in seven minutes, one of its shortest ever. The four directors present adopted one resolution, characterized by CEO Tracy Drake as a “housekeeping matter,” to raise the annual compensation […]

Economic Development: SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers | February 13, 2015

SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]

Economic Development: WRPA Awaits Word on DOT’s Response to ADI | February 11, 2015

WRPA Awaits Word on DOT’s Response to ADI

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Western Reserve Port Authority officials are awaiting word on whether Aerodynamics Inc. will be permitted to provide daily passenger service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Tomorrow is the deadline for the U.S. Department of Transportation to respond to ADI’s response, filed last Thursday, to the department’s show cause order that not […]

Economic Development: Chamber Provides Insights on Site Selection Process | February 11, 2015

Chamber Provides Insights on Site Selection Process

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The World War II era admonition “Loose lips sink ships” conveys the top reason communities lose out on economic development projects, says the Youngtown Warren Regional Chamber’s Sarah Boyarko. “The lack of confidentiality is just a project killer,” Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, for the chamber, said Tuesday. Lack […]