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Economic Development: Valley’s Inner Cities Among Nation’s Most ‘Distressed’ | September 27, 2017

Valley’s Inner Cities Among Nation’s Most ‘Distressed’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven ZIP codes that cover sections of Mahoning and Trumbull counties are among the most economically distressed areas in the country, according to a newly released nationwide analysis of economic vitality. The Economic Innovation Group, based in Washington, D.C., this week published its 2017 Distressed Communities Index, an interactive tool for measuring […]

Economic Development: JobsOhio Ranks Third Among Development Agencies | September 26, 2017

JobsOhio Ranks Third Among Development Agencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — JobsOhio ranks as the No. 3 state economic development organization in the country, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives and site selection consultants. It was released at the International Economic Development Council’s annual conference. JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment […]

Economic Development: Developer Plans Winery Along Warren’s Riverfront | September 21, 2017

Developer Plans Winery Along Warren’s Riverfront

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A downtown Warren developer wants to acquire Warren’s Scope center as soon as he can and convert the West Market Street property on the downtown peninsula into a winery. The Western Reserve Port Authority, at its meeting here Wednesday morning, authorized accepting the senior center’s building and an adjacent parking lot […]

Economic Development: Amazon Here? Local Leaders May Give It a Long Shot | September 20, 2017

Amazon Here? Local Leaders May Give It a Long Shot

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is exploring how the Mahoning Valley might compete for online retail giant Amazon’s proposed second headquarters. The Seattle company’s promise of a $5 billion investment has metropolitan areas around the country putting together proposals in advance of its Oct. 19 deadline for submissions. According to the request […]