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Economic Development: Study Estimates $2.6M Price Tag for Delphi Cleanup | April 20, 2017

Study Estimates $2.6M Price Tag for Delphi Cleanup

WARREN, Ohio – Rehabilitation of the site proposed for AutoParkit LLC’s headquarters and plant here could cost $2.6 million, an environmental review of the study found. The Western Reserve Port Authority paid Brownfield Restoration Group LLC, Akron, $200,000 for the environmental assessment of the former Delphi Packard Electric property on Dana Street. In October 2015, […]

Economic Development: YSU Gets $187K from Commission Trump’s Budget Would Cut | April 19, 2017

YSU Gets $187K from Commission Trump’s Budget Would Cut

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A $187,000 federal grant is on its way to Youngstown State University from the Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13, announced today, which underscores why the economic development agency is vital to the region, he said. The commission is on the chopping block under President Trump’s proposed budget. The YSU […]

Economic Development: Lordstown Energy Project Sparks $1.09B Invested in Mahoning Valley | April 18, 2017

Lordstown Energy Project Sparks $1.09B Invested in Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Boosted by the Lordstown Energy Center project, private companies invested more than $1 billion last year in the Mahoning Valley, according to data released Monday by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber. The data, compiled by the chamber and its economic development partners and published in the 2016 Economic Development Report Card, show […]

Economic Development: Chemical Bank Gives $15K to YNDC for Housing Programs | April 14, 2017

Chemical Bank Gives $15K to YNDC for Housing Programs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has donated $15,000 to support housing programs organized by Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp., the community improvement group announced Thursday. The funds will be used to expand YNDC’s housing counseling services, the group said in a release, which will in turn boost the number of homeowners in Youngstown. “We are very […]

Economic Development: Cossler, Ewing Formalize YBI Leadership Transition | April 11, 2017

Cossler, Ewing Formalize YBI Leadership Transition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The “Jim Cossler and Barb Ewing Garage Band,” as Cossler calls it, isn’t breaking up, but its members have new roles. Ewing, chief operating officer at the Youngstown Business Incubator since February 2011, will assume Cossler’s title of chief executive officer May 1. The transition was announced Monday at a news conference. […]

Economic Development: $2.1B in Investment ‘Pending,’ Chamber Reports | April 11, 2017

$2.1B in Investment ‘Pending,’ Chamber Reports

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Economic development initiatives coordinated by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber got off to a slow start in the first quarter of 2017, at least in terms of numbers, but the value of pending projects exceeds $2 billion, according to the chamber’s newly released economic development newsletter. Total investment in pending projects is […]