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As GM Ends Production, Region Prepares for Future

GM Lordstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A recently completed study of the impact of the General Motors Lordstown Complex’s closing is providing a roadmap for the future once the plant ends production today. Eastgate Regional Council of Governments engaged Cleveland State University’s Center for Economic Development to prepare the study, which is expected to be released today. The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A recently completed study of the impact of the General Motors Lordstown Complex’s closing is providing a roadmap for the future once the plant ends production today. Eastgate Regional Council of Governments engaged Cleveland State University’s Center for Economic Development to prepare the study, which is expected...

City Panel OKs Demolition for $10M Student Housing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Design Review Committee today approved the demolition of two buildings just north of downtown to make way for a new student housing complex expected to cost more than $10 million. Trilogy Realty & Development in Canfield hopes to start construction by June and have the 200-plus-unit complex completed in time […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Design Review Committee today approved the demolition of two buildings just north of downtown to make way for a new student housing complex expected to cost more than $10 million. Trilogy Realty & Development in Canfield hopes to start construction by June and have the...

Ohio Takes Top Spots in Governor’s Cup

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the fifth consecutive year, Ohio earned the No. 2 spot overall for total projects in the Governor’s Cup 2018 rankings from Site Selection Magazine. Ohio reported 454 projects for the year, preceded by Texas with 608 projects. The Buckeye State also placed third overall for projects per capita, making Ohio the […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For the fifth consecutive year, Ohio earned the No. 2 spot overall for total projects in the Governor's Cup 2018 rankings from Site Selection Magazine. Ohio reported 454 projects for the year, preceded by Texas with 608 projects. The Buckeye State also placed third overall for projects...

New Builders Association Office Takes Shape

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Little more than three months ago, a large, empty field along state Route 193 in Vienna fronted the offices of The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Now, the site is dominated by a sleek building with a metal and glass exterior that will serve as The Builders’ new […]

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Little more than three months ago, a large, empty field along state Route 193 in Vienna fronted the offices of The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Now, the site is dominated by a sleek building with a metal and glass exterior that will...

UAW, Valley Message to GM: We’re ‘True Blue’ Loyal

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The president of the union representing workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex says workers remain optimistic about securing another product, even as most of them prepare to exit the plant for the last time Wednesday, two days earlier than expected. Shortly after a news conference at the United Auto Workers Local […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The president of the union representing workers at the General Motors Lordstown Complex says workers remain optimistic about securing another product, even as most of them prepare to exit the plant for the last time Wednesday, two days earlier than expected. Shortly after a news conference at...

Production Ends at GM Lordstown Wednesday

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Production of the Chevrolet Cruze at the General Motors Lordstown Complex will officially end March 6, a communications representative for the automaker said Monday afternoon. “We previously estimated that production would end Friday, March 8,” said Cheryl McCarron, communications team manager of North America manufacturing and labor at GM, in a release. “We […]

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Production of the Chevrolet Cruze at the General Motors Lordstown Complex will officially end March 6, a communications representative for the automaker said Monday afternoon. “We previously estimated that production would end Friday, March 8,” said Cheryl McCarron, communications team manager of North America manufacturing and labor...

Chamber Reports Projects in Region Total $173M in 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Private companies invested more than $173 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, many with the help of regional economic development agencies, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber reports. According to data compiled by the Regional Chamber and its economic development partners, and published in the 2018 Economic Development Report Card, a total of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Private companies invested more than $173 million in the Mahoning Valley last year, many with the help of regional economic development agencies, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber reports. According to data compiled by the Regional Chamber and its economic development partners, and published in the 2018 Economic Development...

Opportunity Zones a New Tool for Development Agencies

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

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Public and private entities engaged in economic development are eagerly anticipating the new federal Opportunity Zones as a tool to enhance available incentives. The state of Ohio chose 15 census tracts in the Mahoning Valley and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania chose six in Mercer and Lawrence counties. The program allows taxpayers to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Public and private entities engaged in economic development are eagerly anticipating the new federal Opportunity Zones as a tool to enhance available incentives. The state of Ohio chose 15 census tracts in the Mahoning Valley and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania chose six in Mercer and Lawrence counties....

JobsOhio Reports $9.6B in Capital Investment in ’18

COLUMBUS – JobsOhio, the private corporation formed to spearhead Ohio’s economic development efforts, collaborated with state, regional and local partners on 266 announced projects last year. The development organization, which issued its 2018 annual report and 2019 strategic plan Friday, also reported $9.6 billion in capital investment tied to those projects, “a new high for […]

COLUMBUS – JobsOhio, the private corporation formed to spearhead Ohio’s economic development efforts, collaborated with state, regional and local partners on 266 announced projects last year. The development organization, which issued its 2018 annual report and 2019 strategic plan Friday, also reported $9.6 billion in capital investment tied to those...

2019 Begins with Record Startup Filings in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — 2019 is off to a brisk start in terms of new business filings, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Friday, with 12,129 new entities submitting startup documents to his office in January. That amounts to increase of 2,054, or 20.4%, when compared to January 2018. “Ohio’s economy is strengthened when a […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- 2019 is off to a brisk start in terms of new business filings, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Friday, with 12,129 new entities submitting startup documents to his office in January. That amounts to increase of 2,054, or 20.4%, when compared to January 2018. “Ohio’s...