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Economic Development: Regional Chamber Announces ‘Middle Skills’ Series | April 20, 2015

Regional Chamber Announces ‘Middle Skills’ Series

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber will launch a four-part series beginning this May focusing on the “middle skills” needed to meet the demands of employers. The Rebuilding America series will kick off May 20 with “Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills,” which will include a keynote address by Harvard Business School […]

Economic Development: Wean Foundation Essential in YBI Expansion | April 17, 2015

Wean Foundation Essential in YBI Expansion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A $630,000 program arranged by the Raymond John Wean Foundation assisted the Youngstown Business Incubator’s expansion. Foundation officials were on hand Thursday for the official announcement of YBI’s acquisition of the former Vindicator building downtown. During the press event, Barb Ewing, YBI chief operating officer, said without Wean’s participation, the $6 million […]

Economic Development: YBI Envisions Its Future in Old Newspaper Building | April 17, 2015

YBI Envisions Its Future in Old Newspaper Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As he toured the 57,500-square-foot structure will become the fifth building of the Youngstown Business Incubator campus, “You get a sense and an appreciation” of the history of the community, Jay Williams said Thursday. Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce and administrator of its Economic Development Administration, was among the guests who […]

Economic Development: Williams Says YBI’s Results Justify EDA’s $3M Investment | April 16, 2015

Williams Says YBI’s Results Justify EDA’s $3M Investment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – There was much discussion among the Economic Development Administration’s staff regarding whether the agency’s administrator should come to his hometown for today’s announcement at the Youngstown Business Incubator. EDA is headed by Jay Williams, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, who served as Youngstown’s mayor until from late 2005 until […]

Economic Development: Port Authority Undertakes Hiring Executive Director | April 16, 2015

Port Authority Undertakes Hiring Executive Director

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – John Moliterno, interim executive director of the Western Reserve Port Authority, confirmed Wednesday that he intends to apply for the position. He did so after the regular meeting of the board of directors. During their meeting, directors approved a new strategic plan that included hiring an executive director. The board also […]

Economic Development: Incubator’s Growth Won’t Stop at Fifth Building | April 15, 2015

Incubator’s Growth Won’t Stop at Fifth Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Business Incubator’s acquisition of the former Vindicator building downtown is just the start of future expansion efforts, says its executive director. “We’ve got to think about our sixth building and seventh building,” says Jim Cossler. “We’re not going to stop growing.” The YBI purchased the former Vindicator office building at […]