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Weathersfield Township Renews Contract with Regional Chamber

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Weathersfield Township trustees voted earlier this week to renew their contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber for customized economic development and related services for 2019, which is the third consecutive year they have contracted for the services. Under the terms of the one-year, $25,000-contract, the chamber will provide Weathersfield specific services that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Weathersfield Township trustees voted earlier this week to renew their contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber for customized economic development and related services for 2019, which is the third consecutive year they have contracted for the services. Under the terms of the one-year, $25,000-contract, the chamber will...

November New-Business Filings Total 9,035

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Through the first 11 months of the year, new-business filings in Ohio are up 7.2% over last year to 116,410, including 9,035 filings in November, the Ohio Secretary of State reports. In 2017, there were 117,249 entities filing to do business in the state, the eight consecutive year a record was set […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Through the first 11 months of the year, new-business filings in Ohio are up 7.2% over last year to 116,410, including 9,035 filings in November, the Ohio Secretary of State reports. In 2017, there were 117,249 entities filing to do business in the state, the eight consecutive...

Fund for Our Economic Future Approves $10M Strategy

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Fund for Our Economic Future has approved a $10 million, three-year strategy to address the regional issues outlined in its “The Two Tomorrows” report released earlier this year. “In ‘The Two Tomorrows,’ we were candid: northeastern Ohio faces real economic challenges, but there is a path forward,” said Bethia Burke, the […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Fund for Our Economic Future has approved a $10 million, three-year strategy to address the regional issues outlined in its “The Two Tomorrows” report released earlier this year. “In ‘The Two Tomorrows,’ we were candid: northeastern Ohio faces real economic challenges, but there is a path...

Cafaro Co. Committed to Enterprise Park Despite Mercy ‘Hold’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Cafaro Co. will move forward on its Enterprise Park project, regardless of whether Mercy Health-Youngstown decides to site a new hospital there. Mercy Health issued a statement this morning that it had put on hold plans for a proposed expansion of St. Joseph Warren Hospital, citing “economic uncertainty” in the wake […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Cafaro Co. will move forward on its Enterprise Park project, regardless of whether Mercy Health-Youngstown decides to site a new hospital there. Mercy Health issued a statement this morning that it had put on hold plans for a proposed expansion of St. Joseph Warren Hospital, citing...

Correction: Sierra Club Files Comments, Not Objection, to Cafaro Project

Editor’s Note: The headline on this article has been corrected for accuracy. The Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club filed comments to the OEPA regarding the project, not a formal objection. This mistake was brought to our attention by interested citizens who emphasize that any opposition to the project is based on its location in […]

Editor's Note: The headline on this article has been corrected for accuracy. The Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club filed comments to the OEPA regarding the project, not a formal objection. This mistake was brought to our attention by interested citizens who emphasize that any opposition to the project is...

Northeastern Ohio to Add 20,700 Jobs Over 5 years

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – A study from economic development agency Team NEO projects northeastern Ohio to add 20,700 jobs across all sectors over the next five years, including 8,500 new health-care jobs. In addition, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed in that same time, including 160,000 office workers, 100,000 in production sectors and […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A study from economic development agency Team NEO projects northeastern Ohio to add 20,700 jobs across all sectors over the next five years, including 8,500 new health-care jobs. In addition, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed in that same time, including 160,000 office workers,...

City OKs Emergency Infrastructure for Amphitheater, Park

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials approved emergency lighting and communications infrastructure Thursday for the riverfront park and amphitheater.  The city’s board of control – with members Jeff Limbian, city law director, and deputy finance director Kyle Miasek in attendance, while Mayor Jamael Tito Brown was out of town – approved a $150,554 net addition to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials approved emergency lighting and communications infrastructure Thursday for the riverfront park and amphitheater.  The city’s board of control – with members Jeff Limbian, city law director, and deputy finance director Kyle Miasek in attendance, while Mayor Jamael Tito Brown was out of town – approved...

Group Unveils Roadmap for Manufacturing in Digital Age

WARREN, Ohio – A group composed of private industry manufacturing specialists, development officials, and managers have put together a “roadmap” designed to help direct the future of manufacturing across northeastern Ohio. TeamNEO, an economic development organization based in Cleveland, presented some results of the analysis Wednesday morning at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center. The […]

WARREN, Ohio – A group composed of private industry manufacturing specialists, development officials, and managers have put together a “roadmap” designed to help direct the future of manufacturing across northeastern Ohio. TeamNEO, an economic development organization based in Cleveland, presented some results of the analysis Wednesday morning at the Tech...

Transportation Secretary Praises Smart2 Application

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At an event in Washington Tuesday, the city’s application that won a $10.85 million infrastructure grant received praise from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The area group that drafted the application for the Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology & Training – or Smart2 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At an event in Washington Tuesday, the city's application that won a $10.85 million infrastructure grant received praise from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The area group that drafted the application for the Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, Technology...

Tearing Down Barriers to Employment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Every day, Dionne Dowdy sees people looking for work. As the executive director of United Returning Citizens, she points them toward resources that can help them re-establish their lives outside of prison, whether it’s with a job, housing or any other problems they face. Sometimes, she says, it’s as easy as providing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Every day, Dionne Dowdy sees people looking for work. As the executive director of United Returning Citizens, she points them toward resources that can help them re-establish their lives outside of prison, whether it’s with a job, housing or any other problems they face. Sometimes, she says,...