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Lawrence Chamber Takes Wide Look at Development

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – There have been plenty of developments over the past year that Lawrence County ought to be proud of, said the director of the local chamber of commerce, but the economic future of the county relies on a long-term vision for development. “Probably for the first time in the history of the […]

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – There have been plenty of developments over the past year that Lawrence County ought to be proud of, said the director of the local chamber of commerce, but the economic future of the county relies on a long-term vision for development. “Probably for the first time...

DeWine Offers Tax Break for Opportunity Zone Investors

AKRON, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 biennium will include a state tax incentive to attract more investment to Ohio’s “Opportunity Zones.” DeWine made the announcement during a business roundtable event organized by the University of Akron. The Opportunity Zone program, which was created by federal legislation […]

AKRON, Ohio -- Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that his proposed budget for the 2020-2021 biennium will include a state tax incentive to attract more investment to Ohio’s “Opportunity Zones.” DeWine made the announcement during a business roundtable event organized by the University of Akron. The Opportunity Zone program, which...

Trumbull County Land Bank Leverages $1.1M in Investments

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Land Bank facilitated $1.1 million in private investment to rehabilitate houses throughout the county last year, according to the agency’s annual report, and entered into purchase agreements for 52 properties. The land bank, operated by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, acquired 461 properties in 2018, a 1.5% increase from the […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Land Bank facilitated $1.1 million in private investment to rehabilitate houses throughout the county last year, according to the agency’s annual report, and entered into purchase agreements for 52 properties. The land bank, operated by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, acquired 461 properties in 2018,...

Youngstown, Warren Top State Unemployment

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley posted the state’s highest unemployment numbers in January, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, as Youngstown and Warren ranked first and second at 8.7% and 8.4%. Those figures are up from December, when Youngstown saw an unemployment rate of 7.9% and Warren saw 7.5%, but […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley posted the state’s highest unemployment numbers in January, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, as Youngstown and Warren ranked first and second at 8.7% and 8.4%. Those figures are up from December, when Youngstown saw an unemployment rate of 7.9%...

Groundbreaking Nears with Approval of TJX Site Plan

Groundbreaking Nears with Approval of TJX Site Plan

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill is anticipating a groundbreaking in early or mid-April on a $170 million regional distribution center following last night’s vote by the Lordstown Planning Commission. The village planning commission unanimously gave conditional approval for the site plan presented by TJX Companies Inc. for a regional distribution center it plans to […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Mayor Arno Hill is anticipating a groundbreaking in early or mid-April on a $170 million regional distribution center following last night’s vote by the Lordstown Planning Commission. The village planning commission unanimously gave conditional approval for the site plan presented by TJX Companies Inc. for a regional...

TBEIC Receives Clean-Tech Program Award

TBEIC Joins National Clean-Tech Program

WARREN, Ohio – Thanks to its inclusion in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has new network of clean-technology companies and researchers regionally and across the country to tap into. “When we were picking through what we could do to bring more clean-tech companies to the forefront, a lot of […]

WARREN, Ohio – Thanks to its inclusion in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center has new network of clean-technology companies and researchers regionally and across the country to tap into. “When we were picking through what we could do to bring more clean-tech companies to...

Austintown Forges Ahead with Commercial Development

Austintown Forges Ahead with Commercial Development

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – When discussing economic development across the Mahoning Valley, two areas jump to the forefront: the U.S. Route 224 corridor in Boardman and the area around the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles. But as a slew of projects throughout Austintown work their way through various stages of commercial development – some a few […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – When discussing economic development across the Mahoning Valley, two areas jump to the forefront: the U.S. Route 224 corridor in Boardman and the area around the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles. But as a slew of projects throughout Austintown work their way through various stages of commercial...

Amphitheater Opening Acts to Be Announced Soon

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opening weekend acts for the June debut of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater should be announced in the next few weeks, promoter Eric Ryan said. Details are still being finalized on the agreements with the prospective artists, said Ryan, president of JAC Management Group. The company, which already manages the city-owned Covelli Centre, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opening weekend acts for the June debut of the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater should be announced in the next few weeks, promoter Eric Ryan said. Details are still being finalized on the agreements with the prospective artists, said Ryan, president of JAC Management Group. The company, which already...

Study Outlines Post-GM Impact, Potential Next Steps

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study outlining the economic impact of the General Motors Lordstown Complex’s closing recommends finding opportunities in industries growing in the region and their supply chains, additional skills training for workers, entrepreneurship training and identifying resources from government and philanthropic sectors to mitigate the resulting job losses. Job losses in Mahoning and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A study outlining the economic impact of the General Motors Lordstown Complex’s closing recommends finding opportunities in industries growing in the region and their supply chains, additional skills training for workers, entrepreneurship training and identifying resources from government and philanthropic sectors to mitigate the resulting job losses....

Trumbull Commissioners OK Tax Break for TJX

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc.’s proposed $170 million regional distribution center here moved closer to reality Wednesday with approval of a 10-year, 75% tax abatement for the project. The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to provide the tax abatement for the proposed 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, according to Sarah Boyarko, chief operating officer of […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – TJX Companies Inc.’s proposed $170 million regional distribution center here moved closer to reality Wednesday with approval of a 10-year, 75% tax abatement for the project. The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to provide the tax abatement for the proposed 1.2-million-square-foot warehouse, according to Sarah...