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TJX to Detail Proposed Site Changes at April 25 Meeting

TJX Withdraws Zoning Application

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies remains committed to a site on Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown for its proposed distribution center, the company said in a release Thursday afternoon, and has made changes it says will better accommodate those living nearby. The changes will be detailed at a Lordstown planning commission meeting April 25. […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The TJX Companies remains committed to a site on Ellsworth Bailey Road in Lordstown for its proposed distribution center, the company said in a release Thursday afternoon, and has made changes it says will better accommodate those living nearby. The changes will be detailed at a Lordstown...

WRPA Uses Its Tools to Build Business in Region

Western Reserve Port Authority regional economic development

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ian Beniston foresees several possibilities for the building on Glenwood Avenue that not so long ago served as the distribution center of Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. The front of the building could house a storefront to serve the neighborhood, such as retail, says the executive director of Youngstown Neighborhood Development […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ian Beniston foresees several possibilities for the building on Glenwood Avenue that not so long ago served as the distribution center of Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. The front of the building could house a storefront to serve the neighborhood, such as retail, says the executive...

Ellwood City Chamber Doubles Its Membership

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – The Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce reports that its business membership has increased from 200 to 400 over the past year. The Ellwood City Chamber welcomes individuals and businesses who have something to contribute to the economic success of the area. Members may take advantage of a variety of opportunities to […]

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – The Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce reports that its business membership has increased from 200 to 400 over the past year. The Ellwood City Chamber welcomes individuals and businesses who have something to contribute to the economic success of the area. Members may take advantage of...

Region Offers Plenty of Incentives for Business

Economic Development: Valley Sees $216M in Investment in 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Whether you have a startup business that needs a boost or an existing business that needs capital to expand, numerous economic development resources are available and organizations are waiting to help. “Our main reason for existing is to create jobs. We’re obviously looking to have that happen at anytime a request is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Whether you have a startup business that needs a boost or an existing business that needs capital to expand, numerous economic development resources are available and organizations are waiting to help. “Our main reason for existing is to create jobs. We’re obviously looking to have that happen...

Taking Development to the Land Bank

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From the front of his business in Campbell, Bill West gazes across McCartney Road at an abandoned, dilapidated building on the other side, weeds choking its small parking lot. It’s not the future West envisions for his property, nor is it the legacy he wants to leave for others looking one day […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – From the front of his business in Campbell, Bill West gazes across McCartney Road at an abandoned, dilapidated building on the other side, weeds choking its small parking lot. It’s not the future West envisions for his property, nor is it the legacy he wants to leave...

Downtown Among Tracts Up for ‘Opportunity Zones’

Downtown Among Tracts Up for Opportunity Zones

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Fifteen census tracts in Mahoning and Trumbull counties — including downtown Youngstown and Warren — have been approved by the state for consideration as federal Opportunity Zones, which could lead to new investment via a program designed to drive long-term capital to distressed communities across the country. A provision in the 2017 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Fifteen census tracts in Mahoning and Trumbull counties -- including downtown Youngstown and Warren -- have been approved by the state for consideration as federal Opportunity Zones, which could lead to new investment via a program designed to drive long-term capital to distressed communities across the country....

Big Drops Locally in February Jobless Rates

Valley Cities Post State's Highest Unemployment Rates

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Unemployment rates in the Mahoning Valley dropped dramatically in February, with jobless rates for counties, major cities and the metropolitan area dropping in the two-percentage-point range, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Trumbull County reported the highest unemployment rate of the three local counties last month […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Unemployment rates in the Mahoning Valley dropped dramatically in February, with jobless rates for counties, major cities and the metropolitan area dropping in the two-percentage-point range, according to data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Trumbull County reported the highest unemployment rate of the...

Business Resource Network Connects Dots

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When KTSDI owner Ken Timmings embarked on a plan to expand his business, three elements were absolutely essential to achieving his growth goals. There was the “ingenuity in what we do,” he says, as well as luck. And the Business Resource Network played a vital role. “The Business Resource Network opened a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- When KTSDI owner Ken Timmings embarked on a plan to expand his business, three elements were absolutely essential to achieving his growth goals. There was the “ingenuity in what we do,” he says, as well as luck. And the Business Resource Network played a vital role. “The...

Wellsville Intermodal Facility Recommended for Opportunity Zones

Wellsville Intermodal Facility Recommended for Opportunity Zones

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — The Wellsville Intermodal Facility has been recommended by the state to qualify as one of the nation’s Opportunity Zones. Penny Traina, executive director of the port authority, along with its fiscal officer, Tad Herold, told the port authority board Monday night that the industrial park is part of a Census tract […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The Wellsville Intermodal Facility has been recommended by the state to qualify as one of the nation's Opportunity Zones. Penny Traina, executive director of the port authority, along with its fiscal officer, Tad Herold, told the port authority board Monday night that the industrial park is...

TJX Reviewing Other Sites, Councilwoman Says

TJX Withdraws Zoning Application

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with TJX Companies Inc. are reassessing their plans to build a $160 million distribution center here but the company’s decision to cancel the village planning commission meeting scheduled for tonight “absolutely is not a bad sign,” a village councilwoman insists. “I don’t believe it’s bad news at all,” says Karen Jones, […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with TJX Companies Inc. are reassessing their plans to build a $160 million distribution center here but the company’s decision to cancel the village planning commission meeting scheduled for tonight "absolutely is not a bad sign," a village councilwoman insists. "I don't believe it's bad news...