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Economic Development: Wean Foundation Awards $130,000 in Grants | March 9, 2015

Wean Foundation Awards $130,000 in Grants

WARREN, Ohio — The Raymond John Wean Foundation, at its March board meeting, announced $130,000 in grants to four local organizations: Empowering & Strengthening Ohio’s People, Inspiring Minds, Tabernacle Baptist Church – CDF Freedom Schools and We Are Warren. The organizations and their programs are aligned with the foundation’s strategic priorities of community revitalization, economic […]

Economic Development: City OKs Tax Abatement for Strollo’s Wells Project | March 5, 2015

City OKs Tax Abatement for Strollo’s Wells Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city’s Board of Control this morning approved an enterprise zone agreement with the companies redeveloping the Wells Building downtown. The agreement provides a 10-year, 75% abatement of real property taxes to Strollo Architects Inc. and Wells Associated Renaissance Partners LLC, to support redevelopment of the building into new offices for Strollo […]

Economic Development: Staffing Agencies Seek Candidates in Tight Market | March 2, 2015

Staffing Agencies Seek Candidates in Tight Market

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There are plenty of job openings for workers who possess certain skills, staffing agencies confirm, but in many instances basic qualifications such as passing a drug test are lacking. Still, employers keep looking. Cyndy Bresnahan, business services representative at the Mahoning County OhioMeansJobs office in Boardman, says she’s seeing an upswing in […]