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Economic Development: Meijer Inc. Weighs Former Austintown School Site | August 27, 2015

Meijer Inc. Weighs Former Austintown School Site

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Township Trustee Ken Carano isn’t surprised that Meijer Inc., one of the largest retailers in the United States, is looking at the Austintown Local Schools property on Mahoning Avenue near the Austintown Plaza. “It’s a prime property since Walmart has proven its worth within that big-box circle,” Carano said. Walmart has operated […]

Economic Development: Tax Incentive Council Wants Minorities, Residents Hired | August 24, 2015

Tax Incentive Council Wants Minorities, Residents Hired

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A database the city human relations commission just implemented aims to increase employment of residents and minorities by companies that get help from the city. The new workforce database, which went live two weeks ago, was among the topics addressed at the annual meeting Friday of the Youngstown Tax Incentive Review Council. […]

Economic Development: Group Wants Youngstown to Hold Vanguard Conference | August 22, 2015

Group Wants Youngstown to Hold Vanguard Conference

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With all the growth, community action and technological advances in Youngstown, it’s time to show off. For a city that’s “punching well above its weight class,” according to Mahoning Valley Young Professionals member Jillian Smith, the time has come to attract new ideas. At the meeting of the Economic Action Group Friday, […]

Economic Development: Regional Chamber Pursues Leads at Montreal Convention | August 21, 2015

Regional Chamber Pursues Leads at Montreal Convention

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sarah Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, met with Canadian site consultant CBRE Group Inc. while in Montreal for this month’s annual convention of the  international Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. During meetings with CBRE representatives, Boyarko discussed the potential for joint ventures with Mahoning Valley companies, expansion opportunities […]

Economic Development: Youngstown OKs Contracts for Amphitheater, Training Center | August 21, 2015

Youngstown OKs Contracts for Amphitheater, Training Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city Board of Control voted Thursday to move forward with contracts to advance the proposed downtown amphitheater and regional manufacturing training center. The mayor, finance director and law director approved paying $141,000 to MKSK, a landscape architecture firm based in Columbus, for work leading up to and including development of a […]

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 […]