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Economic Development: Chamber Provides Insights on Site Selection Process | February 11, 2015

Chamber Provides Insights on Site Selection Process

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The World War II era admonition “Loose lips sink ships” conveys the top reason communities lose out on economic development projects, says the Youngtown Warren Regional Chamber’s Sarah Boyarko. “The lack of confidentiality is just a project killer,” Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, for the chamber, said Tuesday. Lack […]

Economic Development: Only 2 of 81 Properties Remain for Downtown CIC | January 29, 2015

Only 2 of 81 Properties Remain for Downtown CIC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With its involvement in the disposition of the Wells Building complete, the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. turns its attention to the Armed Forces/State Theatre property. The properties on West Federal Street are the last two parcels of the 81 the downtown CIC was charged with improving two decades ago, facilities […]

Economic Development: Area Unemployment Shows Year-Over-Year Decline | January 27, 2015

Area Unemployment Shows Year-Over-Year Decline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Despite a slight uptick in rates in December, unemployment in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties finished last year about two percentage points lower than 2013, data released this morning show. Both Columbiana and Mahoning counties posted an average unemployment rate during 2014 of 6.2%, down from 2013’s 8.1% in Columbiana County and […]