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Economic Development: City to Explore Amphitheater Between Bridges, Keep 20 Federal | February 25, 2015

City to Explore Amphitheater Between Bridges, Keep 20 Federal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city, which in recent years has explored selling both 20 Federal Place and the Covelli Centre, will retain ownership of the downtown office building and explore adding an amphitheater to the arena to enhance its profitability, Mayor John McNally said Tuesday. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, McNally said he had informed […]

Economic Development: No Longer ‘Isolationist,’ Township Trustee Says | February 20, 2015

No Longer ‘Isolationist,’ Township Trustee Says

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Declaring this morning that times have changed, Austintown Township Trustee Ken Carano said the township “will no longer be any kind of an isolationist” and collaborate more with neighboring communities, including Youngstown. “We are opening our doors to everyone,” Carano, vice-chairman of the township’s board of trustees, told guests at the Good […]

Economic Development: Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts | February 19, 2015

Regional Chamber Touts 2014 Development Efforts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber this morning shared information about its economic development activity In an email to members, the chamber provided links to the 2014 Regional Chamber Economic Development Results handout and video it presented at its annual economic forecast breakfast Feb. 5. The chamber reports it was responsible for 13 […]

Economic Development: YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans | February 17, 2015

YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing […]

Economic Development: 7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority | February 17, 2015

7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The monthly meetings of Columbiana County Port Authority rarely run more than 20 minutes but the meeting held Monday night was over in seven minutes, one of its shortest ever. The four directors present adopted one resolution, characterized by CEO Tracy Drake as a “housekeeping matter,” to raise the annual compensation […]

Economic Development: SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers | February 13, 2015

SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]