Creating a New 4-County Development District

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Advocates for the creation of a seventh JobsOhio region that comprises Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties point to the attention the region is getting as ample justification to sever it from the greater northeastern Ohio region.

JobsOhio, the state’s economic development arm, is in discussions with the office of Gov. Mike DeWine, stakeholders from the four counties and Team NEO, the JobsOhio economic development partner for the current 18-county region that includes the four counties.

“At a high level, we’re looking at unique opportunities that the lake-to-river region has in terms of economic development,” says Guy Coviello, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.

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