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Where Will $2.3B Battery Plant Be Built in Lordstown?

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — So what greenfield site here have General Motors and LG Chem selected to build their $2.3 billion battery cell assembly plant? That piece of today’s big announcement remains unknown. No large land sales have been recorded to date, which leaves room for plenty of speculation. The first guess is greenfield land that […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- So what greenfield site here have General Motors and LG Chem selected to build their $2.3 billion battery cell assembly plant? That piece of today's big announcement remains unknown. No large land sales have been recorded to date, which leaves room for plenty of speculation. The first...

Miller to Become Third MVEDC Executive Director

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A new revolving loan fund announced Tuesday is just one step in Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp.’s plans to increase its ability to bring capital to the region and to grow businesses and jobs, MVEDC’s incoming executive director said. Teresa Miller, a longtime MVEDC employee who...

MVEDC Gets Grant to Start $2M Revolving Loan Fund

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local entrepreneurs will have access next year to a new $2 million revolving loan fund at the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.6 million grant to MVEDC to establish the loan fund, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local entrepreneurs will have access next year to a new $2 million revolving loan fund at the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.6 million grant to MVEDC...

Layoffs at NLMK Raise Concerns, Frustrations

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When it comes to addressing the impact of tariffs on foreign steel, Randy Seitz says he’s at his wits’ end. The president and CEO of Penn-Northwest Development Corp. says the organization has been working with elected officials at the state and federal levels to alleviate the pressure placed on NLMK Pennsylvania, Farrell, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When it comes to addressing the impact of tariffs on foreign steel, Randy Seitz says he’s at his wits’ end. The president and CEO of Penn-Northwest Development Corp. says the organization has been working with elected officials at the state and federal levels to alleviate the pressure...

AutoParkit Owner Pays on Delinquent Taxes

WARREN, Ohio – Christopher Alan, president and CEO of Dasher Lawless LLC, entered into a repayment agreement Monday for back taxes on properties on and near Dana Street where he announced plans just over four years ago to relocate his company’s headquarters.  Alan, a Warren native, yesterday made a payment of $39,506 to the Trumbull […]

WARREN, Ohio – Christopher Alan, president and CEO of Dasher Lawless LLC, entered into a repayment agreement Monday for back taxes on properties on and near Dana Street where he announced plans just over four years ago to relocate his company’s headquarters.  Alan, a Warren native, yesterday made a payment...

$30M Program Builds Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Additive manufacturing is “very much on the upswing,” moving from an emerging technology to the point where it is becoming “production ready.” What the industry doesn’t have is a supply chain that can take advantage of that growth. That was the message from John Wilzcynski, executive director of America Makes, at Center […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Additive manufacturing is “very much on the upswing,” moving from an emerging technology to the point where it is becoming "production ready.” What the industry doesn't have is a supply chain that can take advantage of that growth. That was the message from John Wilzcynski, executive director...

‘Friends’ Ask Court to Revoke Permit for Cafaro’s Enterprise Park Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Friends of the Mahoning River is seeking to overturn the permit issued in October by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would enable the Cafaro Co. to move forward on its proposal to build its Enterprise Park project on watershed land in Howland Township. The appeal, a complaint for declaratory and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Friends of the Mahoning River is seeking to overturn the permit issued in October by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would enable the Cafaro Co. to move forward on its proposal to build its Enterprise Park project on watershed land in Howland Township. The appeal,...

Acquisition by Canadian Company Keeps Fairfield Machine Operating

LISBON, Ohio — With help from the Columbiana County Port Authority, a long-time Columbiana manufacturer will be able to continue operations after being acquired Oct. 1 by a Canadian company. The acquisition of Fairfield Machine Co., 1143 Lower Elkton Road, by the Saskatchewan firm of Rockford Engineering Works Ltd. was announced Monday evening by the […]

LISBON, Ohio -- With help from the Columbiana County Port Authority, a long-time Columbiana manufacturer will be able to continue operations after being acquired Oct. 1 by a Canadian company. The acquisition of Fairfield Machine Co., 1143 Lower Elkton Road, by the Saskatchewan firm of Rockford Engineering Works Ltd. was...

WRPA, Youngstown Consider Property Agreement

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Youngstown could soon enter into an agreement with the Western Reserve Port Authority to acquire and market properties for the city, similar to an agreement the agency has with the city of Warren. Port authority representatives recently met with city officials to discuss the potential agreement, WRPA Executive Director […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city of Youngstown could soon enter into an agreement with the Western Reserve Port Authority to acquire and market properties for the city, similar to an agreement the agency has with the city of Warren. Port authority representatives recently met with city officials to discuss the...

High Bids Delay Work on Innovation Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Planers for the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center have to go back to the drawing board – and their calculators – to rebid construction of the proposed training and research center.  Michael Hripko, vice president of external affairs, government relations and economic development at Youngstown State University, said this morning that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Planers for the Mahoning Valley Innovation and Commercialization Center have to go back to the drawing board – and their calculators – to rebid construction of the proposed training and research center.  Michael Hripko, vice president of external affairs, government relations and economic development at Youngstown State...