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TJX Reassessing Plans for $160M Lordstown Project

TJX Execs to Meet Privately with Lordstown Residents

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with TJX Companies Inc. are reassessing their plans for a proposed $160 million distribution center, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said. TJX notified him Friday morning that the company was “taking time to assess” its plans, he said. He said he believed TJX was just going to review other sites but could […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Officials with TJX Companies Inc. are reassessing their plans for a proposed $160 million distribution center, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill said. TJX notified him Friday morning that the company was “taking time to assess” its plans, he said. He said he believed TJX was just going to...

Ohio Unemployment Falls to 4.5% in February

Valley Cities Post State's Highest Unemployment Rates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate in February was 4.5%, down from 4.7% in January, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 13,400 over the month, from a revised 5,553,000 in January to 5,566,400 in February 2018. Last month’s unemployment rate also was down […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate in February was 4.5%, down from 4.7% in January, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 13,400 over the month, from a revised 5,553,000 in January to 5,566,400 in February 2018. Last month’s...

Dignan Tells Port Authority He’s Optimistic on TJX

Dignan Tells Port Authority He’s Optimistic on TJX distribution center in lordstown

WARREN, Ohio – Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President/CEO James Dignan affirmed that things are “looking good” for TJX Companies Inc.’s plans to move forward with a proposed $160 million distribution center in Lordstown, following a meeting with village residents Tuesday evening. The Regional Chamber has worked with TJX for about two years on the distribution center […]

WARREN, Ohio – Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President/CEO James Dignan affirmed that things are “looking good” for TJX Companies Inc.’s plans to move forward with a proposed $160 million distribution center in Lordstown, following a meeting with village residents Tuesday evening. The Regional Chamber has worked with TJX for about two...

Shale Crescent Seeks Petrochemical Investment in Appalachian Basin

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Investors who elect to spend billions of dollars to construct new petrochemical plants in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia stand to see a better return than building new facilities on the Gulf Coast. That’s the conclusion of a new study commissioned by Shale Crescent USA, a nonprofit organization that is […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Investors who elect to spend billions of dollars to construct new petrochemical plants in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia stand to see a better return than building new facilities on the Gulf Coast. That’s the conclusion of a new study commissioned by Shale Crescent USA,...

CIC Explores Options for RG Steel Building

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County will explore its options for the former RG Steel building over the next six months. Among them: a direct sale of the property, listing it for auction and partnering with the Western Reserve Port Authority. The intent is to act by October to […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Improvement Corporation of Warren and Trumbull County will explore its options for the former RG Steel building over the next six months. Among them: a direct sale of the property, listing it for auction and partnering with the Western Reserve Port Authority. The intent is...

TJX Eases Some Concerns, Gathers Feedback from Residents

HomeGoods Division distribution center

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – After last week’s raucous meeting with representatives from TJX Companies Inc., residents near the proposed site of a $160-million HomeGoods Division distribution center met with them again, this time with more amicable results. “They were much more personable. They answered every question we had,” said Cuba Adams, who attended one of two meetings with […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – After last week’s raucous meeting with representatives from TJX Companies Inc., residents near the proposed site of a $160-million HomeGoods Division distribution center met with them again, this time with more amicable results. “They were much more personable. They answered every question we had,” said Cuba Adams, who attended...

TJX Execs to Meet Privately with Lordstown Residents

TJX Execs to Meet Privately with Lordstown Residents

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc. has heard residents’ concerns – and revised its plans to build a $160 million distribution center here for its HomeGoods division, which it will present tonight during two private meetings with concerned residents. The meetings will take place at the Lordstown Village Administration Building, which the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc. has heard residents' concerns – and revised its plans to build a $160 million distribution center here for its HomeGoods division, which it will present tonight during two private meetings with concerned residents. The meetings will take place at the Lordstown Village Administration Building,...

Racino Is ‘Poster Child’ for TIF Usage Elsewhere

Austintown Racino Tops $100M for Second Month

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Penn National Gaming Inc.’s racino in Austintown is “the poster child” for how tax increment financing can benefit a community, a local development official says, but the township school’s superintendent would like the district to get a piece of the action under future agreements. The TIF implemented at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Penn National Gaming Inc.’s racino in Austintown is “the poster child” for how tax increment financing can benefit a community, a local development official says, but the township school’s superintendent would like the district to get a piece of the action under future agreements. The TIF implemented...

Passing On TJX Project Would Be ‘Missed Opportunity,’ Ryan Says

Tim Ryan, shop chairman Dan Morgan, UAW 1112 president Glenn Johnson, tjx project

WARREN, Ohio – Losing out on a potential 1,000 jobs would be “a hell of a missed opportunity for the Mahoning Valley,” U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said. Joined by representatives of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at their union hall Monday following a tour of the General Motors Lordstown Complex, Ryan discussed his visit to […]

WARREN, Ohio – Losing out on a potential 1,000 jobs would be “a hell of a missed opportunity for the Mahoning Valley," U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said. Joined by representatives of United Auto Workers Local 1112 at their union hall Monday following a tour of the General Motors Lordstown Complex,...

Ohio New Business Filings Decline in February

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of new entities filing documents to do business in Ohio declined to 9,634 in February, reports the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. That compares to 10,204 entities formed during February 2017. In 2017, 117,429 new businesses registered with the secretary of state’s office, surpassing the previous record […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The number of new entities filing documents to do business in Ohio declined to 9,634 in February, reports the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. That compares to 10,204 entities formed during February 2017. In 2017, 117,429 new businesses registered with the secretary of state’s...