About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the growth of business, industry and quality of life in Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

Since 1984, The Business Journal has built upon its foundation as the top resource to business and community leaders. Our coverage area includes, but is not limited to Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana and Ashtabula counties in Ohio as well as Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania.

We do this with flexible and creative content features, including regional business news, business strategies and professional resources.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion are business imperatives. As an organization, our mission is to promote the growth of business, industry and quality of life in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. That cannot be accomplished without serving all sectors of the community equally and equitably.

We believe that a healthy business community can not flourish when such issues are ignored. Our coverage of the region has not been truly representative; frequently left out of stories are the voices of people of color, members of the LGBT+ community and women. We value a diverse workforce, community and the contributions each person makes to our region.

Youngstown Publishing Co. is committed to promoting – and practicing – inclusivity, equity and diversity in all our efforts and does not discriminate or tolerate harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.

We are always striving to ensure that our coverage reflects and celebrates the diversity of our area and that mission can not be accomplished without you. We welcome the knowledge of all members of our community. 

If you feel there are stories that we are not telling, especially stories covering people who are historically underrepresented or businesses that have not been featured in the pages of The Business Journal, we want to know. Please reach out to us and tell us.

Help us work toward a more inclusive and equitable Mahoning Valley.

Inside our company, we are always working toward creating a more inclusive multimedia program. The objectives we work at every day are:

  • Communicate our commitment to representing the diversity of our region, and expressing that through our stories, videos and social media.
  • Establish plans that help us progress toward a goal of a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
  • Create and maintain an ongoing assessment of how well our content reflects our community. 
  • Build resources and institute employee training that ensures our content serves and reflects the diversity of our audience.

Who is The Business Journal?


We are a locally owned, independently operated multimedia publisher based in Youngstown, Ohio. Through the years, we’ve transformed from an advertising-supported newspaper to a multiplatform publisher that’s committed to the success of the regional business community:

Our print edition, The Business Journal, is published twice a month and reaches more than 45,000 readers.

Our website, BusinessJournalDaily.com, is updated frequently every business day with the regional news and resources that matter most to business professionals and the public, and is relied upon by more than 50,000 active monthly users.

Our video features, including the Daily BUZZ webcast, are published every business day and viewed by thousands of high-income business and community leaders as well as residents of the region.

We leverage an extensive social media audience of over 42,000 followers across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to maximize the visibility of our content.

Our Daily Headlines and Afternoon Update emails provide a comprehensive source for daily business news and are sent every business morning and afternoon to more than 7,000 subscribers with open rates well above industry averages. Special feature emails, like Getting Ahead and Business Strategies, reach readers each weekend.

To submit information for publication, CLICK HERE.
To reach our publisher, contact Andrea Wood at awood@business-journal.com


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