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City Seeks Public Input for HUD Funding Priorities

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department will collect input from residents and stakeholders over the next few months to determine where it plans to spend funds from key federal programs.  The department kicked off that process Friday morning with a meeting at the Covelli Centre. About 60 people attended the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Community Planning and Economic Development Department will collect input from residents and stakeholders over the next few months to determine where it plans to spend funds from key federal programs.  The department kicked off that process Friday morning with a meeting at the Covelli Centre....

Ohio Sets Record in 2019 for New Business Filings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A record number of new businesses – 130,621 00 filed start-up documents last year with the Ohio secretary of state, a gain of 5,417 compared to 2018, when the previous record was set. “Business drives job creation,” said Frank LaRose, secretary of state, in releasing the numbers.“Crossing the 130,000 new business threshold […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A record number of new businesses – 130,621 00 filed start-up documents last year with the Ohio secretary of state, a gain of 5,417 compared to 2018, when the previous record was set. “Business drives job creation,” said Frank LaRose, secretary of state, in releasing the numbers.“Crossing...

Washington Prime CEO Credits Community Support for $30M Commitment

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Washington Prime Group wouldn’t be investing $30 million to renovate Southern Park Mall without the support it has received from local leaders and the public, company officials said.  The Columbus-based real estate firm that owns the shopping center received more of that support when the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners approved the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Washington Prime Group wouldn't be investing $30 million to renovate Southern Park Mall without the support it has received from local leaders and the public, company officials said.  The Columbus-based real estate firm that owns the shopping center received more of that support when the Mahoning County...

Mahoning Commissioners OK Mall CRA Application

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners Thursday morning approved creation of a Community Reinvestment Area at the Southern Park Mall to help offset costs of the $30 million renovation now underway.  Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Boardman Township Government Center to consider the incentive for the mall project. The […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Board of Commissioners Thursday morning approved creation of a Community Reinvestment Area at the Southern Park Mall to help offset costs of the $30 million renovation now underway.  Commissioners held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Boardman Township Government Center to consider the incentive...

Permit Applications Detail Needs for GM-LG Plant Site

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. and LG Chem are shooting for an April start on construction of the $2.3 billion battery cell plant they want to build on a 158-acre site in Lordstown.  That information, and an estimated January 2022 completion date for the plant, is included in the application for a water quality […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – General Motors Co. and LG Chem are shooting for an April start on construction of the $2.3 billion battery cell plant they want to build on a 158-acre site in Lordstown.  That information, and an estimated January 2022 completion date for the plant, is included in the...

Some Ex-GM Workers Return to Plant as Chamber Sets Procurement Events

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for 30 years, George Syrianoudis walked through the doors at the body shop at the General Motors Lordstown Complex. When he left the plant for the last time in June, three months after the final Chevrolet Cruze rolled off the line, he retired from the automaker. A franchisee of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Almost every day for 30 years, George Syrianoudis walked through the doors at the body shop at the General Motors Lordstown Complex. When he left the plant for the last time in June, three months after the final Chevrolet Cruze rolled off the line, he retired from...

Economic Development Projects Show Promise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Planning initiatives, infrastructure upgrades and development of new industrial properties are on the agendas of public and private economic development agencies in the five-county region.  From shepherding potential projects to the finish line and implementing a new revolving loan fund for small business, 2020 is a year full of possibilities. On Monday, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Planning initiatives, infrastructure upgrades and development of new industrial properties are on the agendas of public and private economic development agencies in the five-county region.  From shepherding potential projects to the finish line and implementing a new revolving loan fund for small business, 2020 is a year...

2020 Brings Diverse Economic Development Agendas

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Planning initiatives, infrastructure upgrades and development of new industrial properties are on the agendas of public and private economic development agencies in the five-county region.  From shepherding potential projects to the finish line, implementing a new revolving loan fund for small business, and landing an aerospace component manufacturer in Mercer County, 2020 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Planning initiatives, infrastructure upgrades and development of new industrial properties are on the agendas of public and private economic development agencies in the five-county region.  From shepherding potential projects to the finish line, implementing a new revolving loan fund for small business, and landing an aerospace component...

$100K to Boost Livability, Startups in Shenango Valley

SHARON, Pa. – A $100,000 Creative Communities grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts will help the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce assist community-based projects and businesses. The grant will be used to fund the Shenango Valley Community Connections Collaborative, or SVC3, which leverages collaborations with local organizations and has an overarching goal of […]

SHARON, Pa. – A $100,000 Creative Communities grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts will help the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce assist community-based projects and businesses. The grant will be used to fund the Shenango Valley Community Connections Collaborative, or SVC3, which leverages collaborations with local organizations and...

Crandall Foundation Gift Puts Stambaugh Campaign Past $2M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fundraising effort to support renovating much of Stambaugh Auditorium hit an important milestone Friday – $2 million – with a donation from the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation. The foundation donated $50,000 to the restoration of the building’s facade and Fifth Avenue entrance. “People are effusive about Stambaugh Auditorium. They’ve had […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The fundraising effort to support renovating much of Stambaugh Auditorium hit an important milestone Friday – $2 million – with a donation from the J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation. The foundation donated $50,000 to the restoration of the building’s facade and Fifth Avenue entrance. “People are effusive...