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New-Business Filings Rise 17.6% in October

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New-business filings in Ohio rose 17.6% in October compared to the year before, according to figures from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. In total, 10,876 entities filed to do business in the state last month. The gains keep the state on track for another record year for new-business filings. So far […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New-business filings in Ohio rose 17.6% in October compared to the year before, according to figures from the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. In total, 10,876 entities filed to do business in the state last month. The gains keep the state on track for another record year...

Ohio Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.6%

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6% in October, holding steady from a month before and down from the year prior, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Nationally, the unemployment rate last month was 3.7%, even with September and down from 4.1% in October 2017. In Ohio, nonagricultural […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6% in October, holding steady from a month before and down from the year prior, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Nationally, the unemployment rate last month was 3.7%, even with September and down from 4.1% in...

‘Drive It Home’ Campaign Launches to Support GM Lordstown Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition of labor and community leaders is launching a community support campaign to convince General Motors to maintain and grow operations at its Lordstown Complex. The campaign, Drive It Home, will formally kick off Monday with a media event at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Union Hall. It’s modeled on […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition of labor and community leaders is launching a community support campaign to convince General Motors to maintain and grow operations at its Lordstown Complex. The campaign, Drive It Home, will formally kick off Monday with a media event at the United Auto Workers Local 1112...

Penn-Northwest Celebrates Businesses Old and New

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The four new businesses that arrived in Mercer County this year are something to be proud of, said Penn-Northwest Development Corp. President and CEO Randy Seitz, but there’s also good to be found in the projects that didn’t pan out. Seitz, speaking at the development agency’s annual meeting Thursday, highlighted the commitments […]

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The four new businesses that arrived in Mercer County this year are something to be proud of, said Penn-Northwest Development Corp. President and CEO Randy Seitz, but there’s also good to be found in the projects that didn’t pan out. Seitz, speaking at the development agency’s annual...

Forecast Projects Strong Economy Heading Into 2019

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The health of the national economy is playing out across the Mahoning Valley, evidenced by job growth, retention and new investment, officials said Wednesday during the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast. “All of our projects this year have resulted in $120 million of investment throughout Trumbull and Mahoning counties, the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The health of the national economy is playing out across the Mahoning Valley, evidenced by job growth, retention and new investment, officials said Wednesday during the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast. “All of our projects this year have resulted in $120 million of investment throughout...

Trade Deal Will Be Boon for Automotive, Chemical Sectors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Depending on who you ask, the recently negotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is either a rebranding or reconstruction of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The reality lies somewhere in between, explained Dan Ujczo, an international trade and customs attorney for Dickinson Wright. The new deal more akin to a renovation of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Depending on who you ask, the recently negotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is either a rebranding or reconstruction of the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement. The reality lies somewhere in between, explained Dan Ujczo, an international trade and customs attorney for Dickinson Wright. The new deal more akin...

Region’s Retail Corridors Enjoy More Makeovers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a 9,000-square-foot commercial plaza near Chemical Bank’s Boardman location on U.S. Route 224 is nearing completion and is already fully leased. That’s no surprise to the region’s commercial real estate brokers. CoreLife Eatery, which specializes in salads and other healthful foods, is occupying one end of the plaza and a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Construction of a 9,000-square-foot commercial plaza near Chemical Bank’s Boardman location on U.S. Route 224 is nearing completion and is already fully leased. That’s no surprise to the region’s commercial real estate brokers. CoreLife Eatery, which specializes in salads and other healthful foods, is occupying one end...

$1B Power Plant Investment Energizes Community

lordstown energy center

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Four years in the making, the new Lordstown Energy Center stands as an example of how advanced technology is reshaping the industrial landscape of the Mahoning Valley, officials say. “This is about what’s coming, about what is next,” says James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “This is a […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Four years in the making, the new Lordstown Energy Center stands as an example of how advanced technology is reshaping the industrial landscape of the Mahoning Valley, officials say. “This is about what’s coming, about what is next,” says James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren...

Energy Sector Key in Ohio Economic Development

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The energy sector will play a crucial role in the future of Ohio’s economic development, industry leaders and politicians agree, especially as petrochemical and gas-powered energy plants come online in the coming years. And with those plants, including Shell’s cracker plant in Monaca, Pa., and gas-fueled power plants in Lordstown and […]

HOWLAND TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The energy sector will play a crucial role in the future of Ohio's economic development, industry leaders and politicians agree, especially as petrochemical and gas-powered energy plants come online in the coming years. And with those plants, including Shell’s cracker plant in Monaca, Pa., and gas-fueled...

Youngstown, Warren Top September Jobless Stats

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The cities of Youngstown and Warren were tied for the highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities in September, each reporting a 6.9% rate for the month. Both of the cities rates were down from a year earlier and improved by at least half a percentage point from August, shows data released today […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The cities of Youngstown and Warren were tied for the highest unemployment rate among Ohio cities in September, each reporting a 6.9% rate for the month. Both of the cities rates were down from a year earlier and improved by at least half a percentage point from...