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Economic Development: YSU, YBI Delegates Ready to Return to Israel | February 2, 2017

YSU, YBI Delegates Ready to Return to Israel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A delegation to Israel says it’s ready to return – perhaps this fall – to build on the relationships and opportunities of last month’s trip. Representatives of the organizations who took the trip — Youngstown State University, Youngstown Business Incubator and the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, which arranged the trip — shared […]

Economic Development: Bright Outlook for Mercer County, Speakers Say | February 1, 2017

Bright Outlook for Mercer County, Speakers Say

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Penn-Northwest Development Corp. is working on projects that could mean a $174 million in investment in Mercer County and 3,400 jobs, those who attended the inaugural forecast breakfast Tuesday presented by the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce. Rachel Leige, Penn-Northwest director of economic development, delivered the news at Avalon Golf & Country […]

Economic Development: Cracker Construction Spurs Demand for Industrial Land | January 31, 2017

Cracker Construction Spurs Demand for Industrial Land

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Demand for new housing and apartment complexes, hotels and acres of industrial land is rising in western Pennsylvania, driven by Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant under construction near Monaca, Pa., officials say. “We hope this sends a signal to the rest of the petrochemicals industry,” said David Ruppersberger, president […]

Economic Development: Partners Want to Be Prepared for Infrastructure Spending | January 28, 2017

Partners Want to Be Prepared for Infrastructure Spending

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Proponents of a proposed $15.5 million infrastructure plan for the downtown area are eager for President Donald Trump to follow through on his pledge to spend $1 trillion on the nation’s infrastructure. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joined local partners in the local SMAR2T Corridor project at the Covelli Centre Friday morning […]

Economic Development: City, Its Partners Seek SMAR2T Funding from Trump | January 27, 2017

City, Its Partners Seek SMAR2T Funding from Trump

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Given the Trump administration’s pledge to commit $1 trillion to improving the nation’s infrastructure, Mayor John McNally is hopeful that the city and its partners will have better luck the second time in getting federal funds it requested last year. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will join McNally and other partners seeking […]

Economic Development: Columbiana County Port Authority Re-elects Officers | January 25, 2017

Columbiana County Port Authority Re-elects Officers

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The directors of the Columbiana County Port Authority retained their leadership Monday and adopted a $1.3 million budget for 2017. Charlie Presley of Salem was re-elected chairman of the port authority, Keith Chamberlin of Columbiana vice chairman, attorney Nick Amato of Wellsville secretary, and Tad Herold, director of the Columbiana County […]