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Economic Development: Valley Resources Impress Technology Delegation | February 23, 2017

Valley Resources Impress Technology Delegation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than a dozen technology leaders visited the Mahoning Valley Tuesday and Wednesday to explore opportunities to create jobs by partnering with companies here, investing in local firms or establishing branches of their own operations. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, arranged the visit by the 13 technology entrepreneurs, led by Patrick […]

Economic Development: AutoParkit System Dubbed ‘Future of Parking’ | February 22, 2017

AutoParkit System Dubbed ‘Future of Parking’

WARREN, Ohio – “The future of parking in Los Angeles” will be on display March 10 when the ribbon is cut on that city’s largest fully-automated parking structure, which was built by Warren native Christopher Alan and his AutoParkit LLC, says the developer of the historic Helms Bakery District. Wally Marks, whose family’s real estate company […]

Economic Development: Niles Contracts Chamber for Development Services | February 20, 2017

Niles Contracts Chamber for Development Services

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Niles and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have entered into a contract for the economic development agency to provide services to the city. Under the terms of the one-year contract, announced Monday, the chamber will provide services including identifying which properties to market, develop a familiarization tour of the […]

Economic Development: NE Ohio’s Biomedical Field Has Grown 59% Since 2000 | February 20, 2017

NE Ohio’s Biomedical Field Has Grown 59% Since 2000

CLEVELAND ­– Since the start of the 21st century, the biomedical industry in northeastern Ohio has grown 59%, according to a report by economic development organization Team Northeast Ohio. Since 2003, the region has had 448 biomedical startups with $2.3 billion invested. The companies have raised $198 million in funding. Most of that money has […]

Economic Development: Half of Small Businesses Say Regulations are a Problem | February 17, 2017

Half of Small Businesses Say Regulations are a Problem

COLUMBUS – Nearly half of small-business owners say regulations are a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem, a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business found. The survey found that 25% of small employers rated regulations as a “very serious” problem and 23% said they are “somewhat serious.” Regulations are affecting businesses employing between […]