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Youngstown Business Incubator, Denes Kuecuek

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Denes Kuecuek is well aware of the striking similarities between his hometown of Dortmund, Germany, and this city. Both were once industrial giants – Youngstown as the steel-producing behemoth of the Mahoning Valley and Dortmund as a coal and steel center of the Ruhr Valley.   Today, both cities are in the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Denes Kuecuek is well aware of the striking similarities between his hometown of Dortmund, Germany, and this city. Both were once industrial giants – Youngstown as the steel-producing behemoth of the Mahoning Valley and Dortmund as a coal and steel center of the Ruhr Valley.   Today,...

City Considers Fate of Fire-torn Masters Property

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The city will await the results of a Phase II environmental assessment of the former Masters Tuxedo property and discussions with Youngstown fire Department officials before determining how it will proceed following a fire that gutted the structure. The city code enforcement department had planned to partially demolish the front part of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The city will await the results of a Phase II environmental assessment of the former Masters Tuxedo property and discussions with Youngstown fire Department officials before determining how it will proceed following a fire that gutted the structure. The city code enforcement department had planned to partially...

Canfield City, Township Map New Development

CANFIELD, Ohio — The two Canfields – the city and township – are each advancing initiatives to promote and govern growth in their respective communities. Paperwork creating a joint economic development district, or JEDD, between the municipalities for township property at U.S. Route 224 and Palmyra Road was filed the first week of April, reports […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- The two Canfields – the city and township – are each advancing initiatives to promote and govern growth in their respective communities. Paperwork creating a joint economic development district, or JEDD, between the municipalities for township property at U.S. Route 224 and Palmyra Road was filed the...

CMT Celebrates National Skilled Trades Day Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Heard of National Take a Walk in the Park Day? Or National Cheese Doodle Day? These whimsical days may not seem important to celebrate but they are listed on the National Day Calendar, which tracks 1,500 national days, weeks and months. The National Day Calendar has more than 181,000 people who follow […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Heard of National Take a Walk in the Park Day? Or National Cheese Doodle Day? These whimsical days may not seem important to celebrate but they are listed on the National Day Calendar, which tracks 1,500 national days, weeks and months. The National Day Calendar has more...

State Unveils Marketing Tool for Opportunity Zones Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Development Services Agency unveiled a new marketing platform for the Opportunity Zones program Wednesday afternoon during the Ohio Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus. The federal program, as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017, allows taxpayers to defer taxes owed on capital gains by investing the […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio Development Services Agency unveiled a new marketing platform for the Opportunity Zones program Wednesday afternoon during the Ohio Opportunity Zones Showcase in Columbus. The federal program, as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in 2017, allows taxpayers to defer taxes owed on...

Local Unemployment Rates Hold Steady

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates were largely stable in March, data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show, though Warren and Youngstown still posted the highest rates among Ohio cities. Warren’s unemployment rate was the highest in the state at 7.5% last month, up from 7.3% in February. Youngstown’s unemployment rate […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local unemployment rates were largely stable in March, data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services show, though Warren and Youngstown still posted the highest rates among Ohio cities. Warren’s unemployment rate was the highest in the state at 7.5% last month, up from 7.3%...

YBI Announces Shark Tank Entrepreneur Lineup

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Business Incubator announced the lineup of entrepreneurs who will pitch their startup ideas at the inaugural “Shark Tank” pitch competition and fundraising event. A designated committee of business counselors, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and other industry professionals reviewed 43 applications for the event, which is scheduled for May 3 at The Lake Club […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown Business Incubator announced the lineup of entrepreneurs who will pitch their startup ideas at the inaugural "Shark Tank" pitch competition and fundraising event. A designated committee of business counselors, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and other industry professionals reviewed 43 applications for the event, which is scheduled for May...

TJX Project Receives $1.4M for Roadwork

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Controlling Board released $1.4 million for road improvements to support the TJX Home Goods Distribution Center in Lordstown. State Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-32, announced the funding, which was released at the request of the Ohio Development Services Agency. The money will be used to extend and relocate Hallock Young Road, […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Controlling Board released $1.4 million for road improvements to support the TJX Home Goods Distribution Center in Lordstown. State Sen. Sean O'Brien, D-32, announced the funding, which was released at the request of the Ohio Development Services Agency. The money will be used to extend...

Canfield Township Grows as a Business Hub

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – When Mike Naffah was growing up on his family farm on the corner of U.S. Route 224 and Raccoon Road in Canfield, the corridor was a two-lane highway. Sometimes, he would stand outside waiting to see a car or truck drive by. Today, you’d be hard pressed to not see someone […]

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – When Mike Naffah was growing up on his family farm on the corner of U.S. Route 224 and Raccoon Road in Canfield, the corridor was a two-lane highway. Sometimes, he would stand outside waiting to see a car or truck drive by. Today, you’d be hard...

Ohio Unemployment Dips to 4.4% in March

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Unemployment in Ohio was down slightly in March, dipping to 4.4% from 4.6% in February, and down from 4.5% in March 2018. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased for the month to 5,599,500, up from a revised 5,593,200 in February – an increase of 6,300 workers, according to the latest report […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Unemployment in Ohio was down slightly in March, dipping to 4.4% from 4.6% in February, and down from 4.5% in March 2018. Ohio's nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased for the month to 5,599,500, up from a revised 5,593,200 in February – an increase of 6,300 workers,...