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YNDC to Offer Business Startup Classes, Small Loans

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 17 and continuing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will offer a free, intensive business-planning course geared to assist those starting all types of small businesses in the city. Classes will be held at Iron Roots Urban Farm, in the YNDC Demonstration Kitchen at 822 Billingsgate Ave.,  from 6 to 9 p.m....

7-Minute Meeting for Columbiana County Port Authority

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The monthly meetings of Columbiana County Port Authority rarely run more than 20 minutes but the meeting held Monday night was over in seven minutes, one of its shortest ever. The four directors present adopted one resolution, characterized by CEO Tracy Drake as a “housekeeping matter,” to raise the annual compensation […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The monthly meetings of Columbiana County Port Authority rarely run more than 20 minutes but the meeting held Monday night was over in seven minutes, one of its shortest ever. The four directors present adopted one resolution, characterized by CEO Tracy Drake as a “housekeeping matter,”...

Team NEO Reports 4Q Development Numbers

CLEVELAND — Economic development efforts in the region helped to attract or support the expansion of 16 businesses in northeastern Ohio during the fourth quarter, Team NEO reports. In addition, for all of last year, efforts by Northeast Ohio’s economic development organizations and JobsOhio, resulted in 79 projects that helped support the creation and retention […]

CLEVELAND -- Economic development efforts in the region helped to attract or support the expansion of 16 businesses in northeastern Ohio during the fourth quarter, Team NEO reports. In addition, for all of last year, efforts by Northeast Ohio’s economic development organizations and JobsOhio, resulted in 79 projects that helped...

SBA Adds Online LINC to Aid Small-Business Borrowers

WASHINGTON — A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online form of 20 questions and […]

WASHINGTON -- A new tool available on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s website will help link entrepreneurs looking for a small-business loan to get matched with an SBA lender. The tool, called LINC (for Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), allows small-business owners to fill out a simple online...

Urban Office Space Tenants Show Off Downtown Suites

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — With plenty of room left in NYO Property Group’s Urban Office Space, the companies leasing space put on an open house, showing off the suites to 50 interested groups and companies. “I was very impressed. It’s a really good space and the rent is low,” says IM Image Marketing CEO Mike Tarantino. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With plenty of room left in NYO Property Group's Urban Office Space, the companies leasing space put on an open house, showing off the suites to 50 interested groups and companies. “I was very impressed. It's a really good space and the rent is low,” says IM...

WRPA Awaits Word on DOT’s Response to ADI

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Western Reserve Port Authority officials are awaiting word on whether Aerodynamics Inc. will be permitted to provide daily passenger service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Tomorrow is the deadline for the U.S. Department of Transportation to respond to ADI’s response, filed last Thursday, to the department’s show cause order that not […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Western Reserve Port Authority officials are awaiting word on whether Aerodynamics Inc. will be permitted to provide daily passenger service from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. Tomorrow is the deadline for the U.S. Department of Transportation to respond to ADI’s response, filed last Thursday, to the department’s...

Chamber Provides Insights on Site Selection Process

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The World War II era admonition “Loose lips sink ships” conveys the top reason communities lose out on economic development projects, says the Youngtown Warren Regional Chamber’s Sarah Boyarko. “The lack of confidentiality is just a project killer,” Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, for the chamber, said Tuesday. Lack […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The World War II era admonition “Loose lips sink ships” conveys the top reason communities lose out on economic development projects, says the Youngtown Warren Regional Chamber's Sarah Boyarko. “The lack of confidentiality is just a project killer,” Boyarko, vice president of economic development, North America, for...

SBA Report Documents Dominance of Small Firms

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There are nearly 28.5 million small businesses operating in the United States and of that total, 926,977 are operating in Ohio, 999,591 in Pennsylvania. The numbers come from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, which has released reams of data showing half of the nation’s private workforce is employed by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- There are nearly 28.5 million small businesses operating in the United States and of that total, 926,977 are operating in Ohio, 999,591 in Pennsylvania. The numbers come from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, which has released reams of data showing half of the nation’s...

CCPA Uses Farmers Bank to Refinance Its Debt

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority Thursday contracted with Farmers National Bank of Canfield to borrow up to $3.07 million to refinance debt owed the state of Ohio and to act as its depository bank. In a special meeting yesterday morning, the board also entered into a memorandum of understanding to establish […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority Thursday contracted with Farmers National Bank of Canfield to borrow up to $3.07 million to refinance debt owed the state of Ohio and to act as its depository bank. In a special meeting yesterday morning, the board also entered into a...

Bankers Address Economic Issues at Chamber Event

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Consumers clearly are benefiting from low energy prices but those same low prices can have a negative effect on regional economies and communities tied to oil and gas production as is being experienced in the Mahoning Valley, a financial adviser with First National Bank of Pennsylvania says. Renee D. Laychur, senior vice […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Consumers clearly are benefiting from low energy prices but those same low prices can have a negative effect on regional economies and communities tied to oil and gas production as is being experienced in the Mahoning Valley, a financial adviser with First National Bank of Pennsylvania says....