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Economic Development: Local Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase | January 24, 2017

Local Unemployment Rates Show Slight Increase

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates in December rose slightly or were unchanged from the month before, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, Trumbull had the highest unemployment rate, 6.1%, up from 5.8% the month before and down from 7.8% in December 2016. Mahoning and […]

Economic Development: Ohio Export Intern Program Seeks Company Participants | January 23, 2017

Ohio Export Intern Program Seeks Company Participants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Export Internship Program is putting out the call for businesses to participate in this summer’s program. The program, created by the Ohio Development Services Agency and offered at Youngstown State University and Ohio State University, matches companies with college students who have taken export-focused coursework. The state agency offers participating […]

Economic Development: Council OKs Amphitheater Contract, Fireline Incentives | January 19, 2017

Council OKs Amphitheater Contract, Fireline Incentives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council last night approved hiring a Columbus firm to provide final design and construction management services for the $9 million amphitheater and riverfront park project. During the meeting, council also approved several items to assist Fireline Inc. with its $5.7 million expansion project, including a tax abatement and water/wastewater grant. Council […]

Economic Development: Western Reserve Port Authority Names New Officers | January 19, 2017

Western Reserve Port Authority Names New Officers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s new chairman said Wednesday he looks forward to continuing the progress the organization has made in recent years. The port authority’s board of directors elected new officers at its meeting held at the headquarters of Covelli Enterprises in Warren. Martin Loney, organizer for Local 396 of the […]

Economic Development: Amphitheater Advances with $800K Design Contract | January 18, 2017

Amphitheater Advances with $800K Design Contract

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Finance Director David Bozanich said he expects to finalize a contract with MKSK, the Columbus firm the city selected for the amphitheater and riverfront park by the Covelli Centre, within 30 days. Tonight City Council will consider legislation authorizing the Board of Control to enter into a professional services contract with MKSK […]

Economic Development: Fireline Project, Manufacturing Center on Council Agenda | January 18, 2017

Fireline Project, Manufacturing Center on Council Agenda

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City Council tonight will consider several incentives for Fireline Inc.’s planned $5.7 million expansion of its manufacturing plant. Yesterday the Youngstown Planning Commission recommended rezoning several properties on Watt, Adams and Elk streets from either Multi-Family Residential or Institutional to Industrial Green. The properties are owned by Fireline, which manufactures ceramic products […]