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Chipotle, Mercy Health Moving into Enclave at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The newest phase of development at Youngstown State University is bringing two easily recognizable names to campus: Chipotle and Mercy Health. The two will take the spaces in the retail portion of The Enclave student housing development at the corner of Wick and Lincoln avenues. Construction is still ongoing and the restaurant […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The newest phase of development at Youngstown State University is bringing two easily recognizable names to campus: Chipotle and Mercy Health. The two will take the spaces in the retail portion of The Enclave student housing development at the corner of Wick and Lincoln avenues. Construction is...

Youngstown Secures $10.85M Grant for Smart2 Network

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ground could be broken as early as next fall on the first phase of a $22 million transportation infrastructure project that will renovate downtown Youngstown and the Fifth Avenue corridor. The improvements are being funded in part by a $10.85 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ground could be broken as early as next fall on the first phase of a $22 million transportation infrastructure project that will renovate downtown Youngstown and the Fifth Avenue corridor. The improvements are being funded in part by a $10.85 million grant from the U.S. Department of...

Pittsburgh Airport Breaks Ground on Innovation Campus

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh International Airport broke ground Thursday on its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. The 195-acre site will feature office space, research and development labs and industrial manufacturing, along with a town center area with restaurants and retail. “The economic development potential of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus is massive,” said Dennis Davin, secretary […]

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh International Airport broke ground Thursday on its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. The 195-acre site will feature office space, research and development labs and industrial manufacturing, along with a town center area with restaurants and retail. “The economic development potential of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus is...

National Accelerator to Provide Programs at YBI

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A nationally recognized business accelerator will bring two of its programs here next summer to assist Mahoning Valley companies. Toward the close of the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster meeting Wednesday, Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator, announced Wisconsin-based Gener8tor, founded in 2012, would launch its gBETA and gALPHA programs […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A nationally recognized business accelerator will bring two of its programs here next summer to assist Mahoning Valley companies. Toward the close of the Northeast Ohio Additive Manufacturing Cluster meeting Wednesday, Barb Ewing, CEO of the Youngstown Business Incubator, announced Wisconsin-based Gener8tor, founded in 2012, would launch...

Economic Optimism Remains High in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Optimism about Ohio’s economy remains strong among business leaders in the state, according to the latest quarterly survey by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. In the survey, 91% of business leaders said they’re optimistic about the future economic health of their business – the third straight quarter that figure has […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Optimism about Ohio’s economy remains strong among business leaders in the state, according to the latest quarterly survey by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation. In the survey, 91% of business leaders said they’re optimistic about the future economic health of their business – the third...

OEPA Holds Hearing on Cafaro’s $367M Enterprise Park

HOWLAND, Ohio – Officials with the Cafaro Co. hope to break ground by midyear 2019 on the $367 million Enterprise Park project off state Route 46 in Howland, pending necessary regulatory approvals. The Niles-based commercial real estate developer has proposed constructing an office park at the 106.7-acre site, the centerpiece of which would be a […]

HOWLAND, Ohio – Officials with the Cafaro Co. hope to break ground by midyear 2019 on the $367 million Enterprise Park project off state Route 46 in Howland, pending necessary regulatory approvals. The Niles-based commercial real estate developer has proposed constructing an office park at the 106.7-acre site, the centerpiece...

Agencies Help Displaced GM Workers Find Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Imagine the job you’ve worked for the last 20 years was suddenly taken away. Where do you go? What do you do? For some 1,500 workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, those questions may not be easy ones to answer. However, training and workforce development agencies in the region are working […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Imagine the job you’ve worked for the last 20 years was suddenly taken away. Where do you go? What do you do? For some 1,500 workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex, those questions may not be easy ones to answer. However, training and workforce development agencies...

Traina Outlines Columbiana Port Authority’s Progress

LISBON, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority held its first monthly meeting Monday in its new headquarters at 7860 Lincole Place, here where Penny Traina, executive director and CEO, said she expects to see more business. Traina reflected on the financial progress the port authority has made since 2016. “The last two years can […]

LISBON, Ohio – The Columbiana County Port Authority held its first monthly meeting Monday in its new headquarters at 7860 Lincole Place, here where Penny Traina, executive director and CEO, said she expects to see more business. Traina reflected on the financial progress the port authority has made since 2016....

Economic Development Leaders Address GM Situation

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Economic development specialists from across the Mahoning Valley met Friday to plot strategy to address General Motors Co.’s recent announcement that it would close its Lordstown manufacturing complex. Officials representing the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the Western Reserve Port Authority met […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Economic development specialists from across the Mahoning Valley met Friday to plot strategy to address General Motors Co.’s recent announcement that it would close its Lordstown manufacturing complex. Officials representing the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the...

Valley Mayors Prepare Letter to President Trump

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition of mayors representing communities across the Mahoning Valley said Friday it would hold off sending a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich, and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine related to the proposed closing of the General Motors Lordstown complex. Mayor Doug Franklin of Warren said during the quarterly meeting of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A coalition of mayors representing communities across the Mahoning Valley said Friday it would hold off sending a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. John Kasich, and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine related to the proposed closing of the General Motors Lordstown complex. Mayor Doug Franklin of Warren said...