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Ohio Unemployment Falls to 4.4%

Valley Cities Post State's Highest Unemployment Rates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio unemployment rate last month was 4.4%, down from February’s 4.5% and March 2017’s 5.1%, according to figures from the state’s Department of Job and Family Services released this morning. The national unemployment rate is 4.1%. The number of unemployed workers in the state fell to 253,000 in March, 9,000 fewer […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio unemployment rate last month was 4.4%, down from February’s 4.5% and March 2017’s 5.1%, according to figures from the state’s Department of Job and Family Services released this morning. The national unemployment rate is 4.1%. The number of unemployed workers in the state fell to...

Ohio New Business Filings Way Up in March

Ohio New Business Filings Way Up in March

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The month of March proved to be another big one for new entities filing to do business in Ohio, the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday. In fact, last month was the second-best month in history with 11,690 new entities filing documents. The best month on record for new […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The month of March proved to be another big one for new entities filing to do business in Ohio, the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday. In fact, last month was the second-best month in history with 11,690 new entities filing documents. The best...

Workshop Outlines Help So Small Businesses Grow

WARREN, Ohio – Just a few hours before one of the Mahoning Valley’s largest employers announced plans Friday to lay off up to 1,500 workers, participants in a U.S. Small Business Administration workshop heard about the importance of small businesses and what tools were available to help them thrive. The SBA and the city of […]

WARREN, Ohio – Just a few hours before one of the Mahoning Valley’s largest employers announced plans Friday to lay off up to 1,500 workers, participants in a U.S. Small Business Administration workshop heard about the importance of small businesses and what tools were available to help them thrive. The...

Report: Youngstown Ranked 108 on ‘Best Places to Live’ List

Best Places to Live

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In its annual Best Places to Live report, U.S. News and World Report ranked Youngstown at 108 out of 125 metro areas in the United States. The Washington, D.C.-based publishing company bases the rankings on quality of life, job market, value and desirability. Youngstown earned a 6.0 overall score, with desirability at […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- In its annual Best Places to Live report, U.S. News and World Report ranked Youngstown at 108 out of 125 metro areas in the United States. The Washington, D.C.-based publishing company bases the rankings on quality of life, job market, value and desirability. Youngstown earned a 6.0...

Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Companies invested more than $216 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, according to the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual economic development report card. The investments involved 367 projects that created 926 jobs and retained another 2,434. According to the report card, the total local investment last year was $216,256,009. The report card […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Companies invested more than $216 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, according to the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual economic development report card. The investments involved 367 projects that created 926 jobs and retained another 2,434. According to the report card, the total local investment last year...

Amphitheater Construction to Begin June 1

Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater Construction to Begin June 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What started out as a project to provide a venue for small and inexpensive events has evolved into a new “front door” to the city, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management and JAC Live, this morning. Construction of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park will begin June 1, Ryan […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – What started out as a project to provide a venue for small and inexpensive events has evolved into a new “front door” to the city, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management and JAC Live, this morning. Construction of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater in the riverfront park...

TJX to Detail Proposed Site Changes at April 25 Meeting

TJX Withdraws Zoning Application

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies remains committed to a site on Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown for its proposed distribution center, the company said in a release Thursday afternoon, and has made changes it says will better accommodate those living nearby. The changes will be detailed at a Lordstown planning commission meeting April 25. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies remains committed to a site on Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown for its proposed distribution center, the company said in a release Thursday afternoon, and has made changes it says will better accommodate those living nearby. The changes will be detailed at a Lordstown...

WRPA Uses Its Tools to Build Business in Region

Western Reserve Port Authority regional economic development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ian Beniston foresees several possibilities for the building on Glenwood Avenue that not so long ago served as the distribution center of Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. The front of the building could house a storefront to serve the neighborhood, such as retail, says the executive director of Youngstown Neighborhood Development […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ian Beniston foresees several possibilities for the building on Glenwood Avenue that not so long ago served as the distribution center of Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. The front of the building could house a storefront to serve the neighborhood, such as retail, says the executive...

Ellwood City Chamber Doubles Its Membership

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – The Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce reports that its business membership has increased from 200 to 400 over the past year. The Ellwood City Chamber welcomes individuals and businesses who have something to contribute to the economic success of the area. Members may take advantage of a variety of opportunities to […]

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – The Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce reports that its business membership has increased from 200 to 400 over the past year. The Ellwood City Chamber welcomes individuals and businesses who have something to contribute to the economic success of the area. Members may take advantage of...

Region Offers Plenty of Incentives for Business

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Whether you have a startup business that needs a boost or an existing business that needs capital to expand, numerous economic development resources are available and organizations are waiting to help. “Our main reason for existing is to create jobs. We’re obviously looking to have that happen at anytime a request is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Whether you have a startup business that needs a boost or an existing business that needs capital to expand, numerous economic development resources are available and organizations are waiting to help. “Our main reason for existing is to create jobs. We’re obviously looking to have that happen...