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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, […]

Economic Development: Regional Chamber Issues 2Q Development Update | June 12, 2015

Regional Chamber Issues 2Q Development Update

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber today issued its economic development update for the second quarter that essentially showed little movement since the first quarter (CLICK HERE). The chamber reported $1.62 million in completed projects – the same figure it reported in its first-quarter economic development update. No new jobs or annual payroll […]

Economic Development: TimkenSteel Begins Construction of $40M Plant | June 9, 2015

TimkenSteel Begins Construction of $40M Plant

CANTON, Ohio – TimkenSteel has begun construction on an advanced quench-and-temper facility in Perry Township that will produce more valued-added steel for demanding applications, the company announced today. The $40 million plant will be fully operational next year, Timken said. It will perform heat-treat operations and have capacity for 5 0,000 process-tons annually of 4-inche […]

Economic Development: Grants Enhance Valley Workforce Training Efforts | June 5, 2015

Grants Enhance Valley Workforce Training Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Recently announced grants will boost programs aimed at training people for jobs in manufacturing and health care, proponents say. On Thursday, the Local Government Innovation Program awarded $50,000 to help establish a manufacturing training center in Youngstown. The day before, the Fund for Our Economic Future approved a grant of up to […]