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Fund for Warren’s Future Awards TNP $20K Grant

WARREN, Ohio — The Fund for Warren’s Future has awarded a $20,000 grant to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to support a project to promote investment opportunities and entrepreneurship on Youngstown Road. The grant to TNP is the first awarded by the fund, which was announced last October. The fund was established by the city of Warren […]

WARREN, Ohio -- The Fund for Warren’s Future has awarded a $20,000 grant to Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership to support a project to promote investment opportunities and entrepreneurship on Youngstown Road. The grant to TNP is the first awarded by the fund, which was announced last October. The fund was established...

Curtain to Rise Again at ‘Magnificent’ Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – Mark Marvin approached Ken Haidaris roughly a year ago about joining him in his effort to revitalize the Robins Theatre in the downtown. It took all of three seconds for Haidaris to get on board, the businessmen said Tuesday. Joined by other community leaders, Marvin, president of Downtown Development Group, and Haidaris, […]

WARREN, Ohio – Mark Marvin approached Ken Haidaris roughly a year ago about joining him in his effort to revitalize the Robins Theatre in the downtown. It took all of three seconds for Haidaris to get on board, the businessmen said Tuesday. Joined by other community leaders, Marvin, president of...

Industry Group Touts Assets in Energy-Rich Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An energy advocacy group says that Ohio is in a prime position to lure extensive manufacturing interests because of its assets such as the Utica shale, which has helped drive down natural gas prices and reduced the cost of doing business in the state. “If you look at just Ohio, Pennsylvania and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An energy advocacy group says that Ohio is in a prime position to lure extensive manufacturing interests because of its assets such as the Utica shale, which has helped drive down natural gas prices and reduced the cost of doing business in the state. “If you look...

Penn-Northwest Reports $49.5M in Investments

MERCER, Pa. — As the lead economic development agency for Mercer County, Pa., Penn-Northwest Development Corp. enjoyed a successful 2017, both in terms of business development and increased membership, says President Randy Seitz. Fiscal 2017 marked the completion of Penn-Northwest’s fifth “Program of Work” with staff reporting overall capital investment for projects in the amount […]

MERCER, Pa. -- As the lead economic development agency for Mercer County, Pa., Penn-Northwest Development Corp. enjoyed a successful 2017, both in terms of business development and increased membership, says President Randy Seitz. Fiscal 2017 marked the completion of Penn-Northwest’s fifth “Program of Work” with staff reporting overall capital investment...

Chill Can Project Attracts Interests from Suppliers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Company International expects to begin distribution and “some very light manufacturing” by midsummer at its chill can beverage campus, says its chairman and CEO. And Mitchell Joseph doesn’t expect his company to be alone on the East Side once operations are at full capacity by the end of next year. He’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Joseph Company International expects to begin distribution and “some very light manufacturing” by midsummer at its chill can beverage campus, says its chairman and CEO. And Mitchell Joseph doesn’t expect his company to be alone on the East Side once operations are at full capacity by the...

Collaboration Positions Columbiana Port Authority

By Penny Traina, CEO EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — Serving as executive director and CEO of the Columbiana County Port Authority the last two years has been challenging and exciting as we have focused on marketing the port authority and how we can better assist businesses in Columbiana County and the region. Collaboration has been the […]

By Penny Traina, CEO EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- Serving as executive director and CEO of the Columbiana County Port Authority the last two years has been challenging and exciting as we have focused on marketing the port authority and how we can better assist businesses in Columbiana County and the...

WRPA Brings $52 Million In Investment to Region

By Sarah Lown, Public finance manager, WRPA New development projects, property management prospects and management opportunities made for an active 2017 for the Western Reserve Port Authority, a trend that is likely to accelerate in 2018. The year brought three major developments, three property management prospects, two management projects and many new partnerships. Additionally, the […]

By Sarah Lown, Public finance manager, WRPA New development projects, property management prospects and management opportunities made for an active 2017 for the Western Reserve Port Authority, a trend that is likely to accelerate in 2018. The year brought three major developments, three property management prospects, two management projects and...

Racino TIF Funds $10 Million in Township Road Projects

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Engineer Patrick Ginnetti credits a financing tool associated with Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course with funding nearly $10 million in road projects in Austintown. The tax increment financing – or TIF – district created in conjunction with construction of the racino was among the subjects addressed by speakers […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning County Engineer Patrick Ginnetti credits a financing tool associated with Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course with funding nearly $10 million in road projects in Austintown. The tax increment financing – or TIF – district created in conjunction with construction of the racino was among...

County CIC Considers Small Business Loan Fund

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Community Improvement Corp. plans to establish a loan fund for small businesses in unincorporated areas in Mahoning County. Officials with the agency said Thursday they would explore partnering with Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. and Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau to use about $87,000 it has to assist […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning County Community Improvement Corp. plans to establish a loan fund for small businesses in unincorporated areas in Mahoning County. Officials with the agency said Thursday they would explore partnering with Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. and Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau to use about...

Youngstown, Warren Report Highest December Unemployment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities posted the highest reported unemployment rates in the state in December. Last month, Warren’s unemployment rate was 7.2%, edging out Youngstown at 7.0% for the highest unemployment rate among cities tracked by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The department released unemployment rates for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley’s two largest cities posted the highest reported unemployment rates in the state in December. Last month, Warren’s unemployment rate was 7.2%, edging out Youngstown at 7.0% for the highest unemployment rate among cities tracked by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The...