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Economic Development: Port Authority Gets $2.1M for Airport Upgrades | June 30, 2015

Port Authority Gets $2.1M for Airport Upgrades

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio– The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $2.1 million to the Western Reserve Port Authority for updates and improvements at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, which the port authority operates. The funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding is part of the FAA grant the airport has been expecting […]

Economic Development: YBI, America Makes Announce $100K Startup Contest | June 25, 2015

YBI, America Makes Announce $100K Startup Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – To raise its profile in additive manufacturing, the Youngstown Business Incubator has announced the Amped $100,000 Startup Competition. YBI describes the contest as an opportunity for the winning team to start a portfolio company on its campus. “Teams will have the opportunity to compete for up to $100,000 of investment funding and […]

Economic Development: Economic Development Tops Moliterno’s Agenda | June 25, 2015

Economic Development Tops Moliterno’s Agenda

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Expanding the Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic development capacity is the top priority for John Moliterno, hired Wednesday as its executive director. WRPA board members talked with Moliterno and the other remaining candidate for the position, Anthony Trevena, and deliberated in executive session for more than three hours Wednesday before voting […]

Economic Development: Board to Interview 2 Finalists to Lead WRPA | June 18, 2015

Board to Interview 2 Finalists to Lead WRPA

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority Board of Directors will hold a special meeting next Wednesday to interview the two finalists for executive director as part of a staff reorganization, the chairman of the committee conducting the search said yesterday. Neither finalist was identified. The committee has interviewed seven candidates after an […]

Economic Development: Regional Development Fund Gets $45 Million for Tax Credits | June 16, 2015

Regional Development Fund Gets $45 Million for Tax Credits

AKRON – The Development Fund of the Western Reserve Inc. has been allocated $45 million in federal funds, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan announced Monday. The fund is a private non-profit managed by the Development Finance Authority of Summit County. Its purpose is to enable investments that target eligible low-income communities throughout its 18-county service area, […]