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JobsOhio Reports Record Capital Investment in 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio —JobsOhio, a nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio, reports it worked on 272 economic development projects in 2017, which resulted in 22,788 new jobs — 11% more than it helped to create in 2016. According to a year-end report released Thursday, the projects that JobsOhio helped […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio --JobsOhio, a nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio, reports it worked on 272 economic development projects in 2017, which resulted in 22,788 new jobs -- 11% more than it helped to create in 2016. According to a year-end report released Thursday,...

Report: Northeastern Ohio Must Address ‘Economic Polarization’

CLEVELAND – A report issued by The Fund For Our Economic Future finds that while northeastern Ohio has made great strides in remaking its economy, there are many obstacles that prevent the region from becoming more competitive and inclusive. “Northeast Ohio has had its share of high-profile achievements that should be celebrated,” said Brad Whitehead, […]

CLEVELAND – A report issued by The Fund For Our Economic Future finds that while northeastern Ohio has made great strides in remaking its economy, there are many obstacles that prevent the region from becoming more competitive and inclusive. “Northeast Ohio has had its share of high-profile achievements that should...

Comeback Cities Tour Brings $175K in Investments

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio and Dan Kildee, D-5 Michigan today announced the first investments resulting from the Comeback Cities Venture Capitalist Tour. Patrick McKenna of High Ridge Venture Partners pledged an investment of $50,000 in Youngstown, Ohio’s Valley Growth Ventures “micro venture capital” fund, which began in 2016 as a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio and Dan Kildee, D-5 Michigan today announced the first investments resulting from the Comeback Cities Venture Capitalist Tour. Patrick McKenna of High Ridge Venture Partners pledged an investment of $50,000 in Youngstown, Ohio’s Valley Growth Ventures “micro venture capital” fund, which...

CCPA Approves Traina’s Stay as Executive Director

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The board of the Columbiana County Port Authority has approved the annual contract of its executive director, Penny Traina, to expire at its end March 9. A new contract for Traina, renewing her position as executive director indefinitely, will fall under the port authority’s employee handbook as an at-will employee effective […]

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The board of the Columbiana County Port Authority has approved the annual contract of its executive director, Penny Traina, to expire at its end March 9. A new contract for Traina, renewing her position as executive director indefinitely, will fall under the port authority's employee handbook...

Comeback Cities Venture Capitalist Tour Kicks Off in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Venture capitalist Patrick McKenna knows how fortunate he is to have been successful in his career. But he also knows that not everyone in America has been afforded the same tools and opportunities as he has. That disparity is creating a cultural divide that in turn is driving a political divide. It’s […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Venture capitalist Patrick McKenna knows how fortunate he is to have been successful in his career. But he also knows that not everyone in America has been afforded the same tools and opportunities as he has. That disparity is creating a cultural divide that in turn is...

Updated: Mercer County Casino Bid Invalidated

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Turns out that there will not be a mini-casino in Mercer County, Pa., fighting for customers in a mini-casino that is expected to be built in Lawrence County, Pa. Wednesday afternoon the executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Kevin O’Toole, announced that the $9.9 million bid submitted by Las Vegas […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Turns out that there will not be a mini-casino in Mercer County, Pa., fighting for customers in a mini-casino that is expected to be built in Lawrence County, Pa. Wednesday afternoon the executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Kevin O’Toole, announced that the $9.9 million...

Las Vegas Sands Wins Bid for Mini-Casino in Mercer County

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Las Vegas Sands Corp. today bid $9.9 million to win a state license to build and operate a mini-casino in Mercer County, Pa., near Greenville. The company was one of two bidders seeking a license during an auction conducted in Harrisburg by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. According to terms set forth […]

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – Las Vegas Sands Corp. today bid $9.9 million to win a state license to build and operate a mini-casino in Mercer County, Pa., near Greenville. The company was one of two bidders seeking a license during an auction conducted in Harrisburg by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board....

Oak Hill Collaborative Bridges the Divide

By Patrick V. Kerrigan, executive director of the Oak Hill Collaborative. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Oak Hill Collaborative is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization on the south side of Youngstown that provides support services to individuals, businesses and institutions without government assistance. Our agenda changes regularly. As a grassroots organization, we are responsive to the […]

By Patrick V. Kerrigan, executive director of the Oak Hill Collaborative. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Oak Hill Collaborative is a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization on the south side of Youngstown that provides support services to individuals, businesses and institutions without government assistance. Our agenda changes regularly. As a grassroots organization,...

Ryan to Lead Venture Capitalists on Heartland Tour

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will lead a delegation of venture capitalists on a tour of heartland cities to learn what it will take to get more investment flowing to companies here, the congressman’s office announced today. Kicking off Wednesday in Youngstown, the group will travel next to Akron, Detroit, Flint, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will lead a delegation of venture capitalists on a tour of heartland cities to learn what it will take to get more investment flowing to companies here, the congressman's office announced today. Kicking off Wednesday in Youngstown, the group will travel...

Ohio Business Filings Rise to Start Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New business filings in January were up slightly from a year ago as 10,075 entities filed paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State, 42 more than January 2017. A majority of those, 7,071 according to the release from Secretary of State Jon Husted, were LLC’s while 1,243 were trade names. The third-largest […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New business filings in January were up slightly from a year ago as 10,075 entities filed paperwork with the Ohio Secretary of State, 42 more than January 2017. A majority of those, 7,071 according to the release from Secretary of State Jon Husted, were LLC’s while 1,243...