New Ideas from Next Generation

Growth Report 1 tells the stories of how our institutions and the people who lead them are creating and energizing more prosperous and caring communities. From the ground up, across the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, grassroots leadership is advancing our region with collaboration, innovation and commitment to quality of life. Feature articles from our editorial team take a look at new ideas from the next generation, how students are making a change in Columbiana and how investors are finding opportunities in vacant buildings.

Growth Report 1 2023 Issue

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New Ideas from Next Generation

Finding Opportunities in Vacancies

Students Envision Projects to Change Columbiana

Ohio to Work Program Leaves Lasting Impact

Journal Opinion: Off to a Positive Start

Humtown’s Lamoncha Believes in Exposing Students to Industry

Youngstown Goodwill Gets New Leadership

Salem Community Center Focuses on Mission

Community Foundation of W. PA & Eastern OH is ‘Lifting Individuals’

Mercy Health Foundation Raises $7.9 Million

APEX Helps Firms Get Contracts

Trumbull United Way to Mark 100 Years in March

Youngstown CityScape Launches Next Chapter

Kent State Campuses Pivot Toward the Future

Potential Development School for Autism Grows With Record Enrollment

Warren-Trumbull Library Unveils $5.3M Upgrade

United Way Mahoning Valley Responds to Needs

Westminster College Takes A Bow on the Big Screen

Grants Power Demolitions, Cleanups for Land Bank

Economic Action Group Targets Buildings on City’s West Side

WRTA Gives Valley a Lift as It Rides Into 2023

MVMC Impact Reaches Across Ohio in 2022

What to Expect from the Canfield Fair

Canfield Fair Uses $1M Grant for Event Center

BBB Torch Demonstrates a Company is Reputable

Trumbull Tech Center Expands Enrollment With Younger Students

Smarts Will Serve 4,500 Students in 2023

Eastern Gateway to Add Additive Manufacturing

Forward Lawrence Drives Shared Goals

Oh Wow! Plans Major Initiatives

Citizens Group Makes New Wilmington Its Mission

Sharon Officials Have High Expectations for 2023

Regional Chamber Influences Public Policy

Eastgate Moves Forward With ‘Common Vision’

Building Trades Council Forecasts Plenty of Work

Hermitage Advances Diverse Growth Plans

YSU Williamson College Supplies the Workplace

Business Resource Network Assists 45 Area Companies

YMCA of Youngstown Strengthens Community

Public Library Unveils Renovated Main Branch

Mahoning Mental Health Board Tackles Problems

Community Foundation Charts Way Ahead

Boardman Schools Fund Helps Students to Excel

Rich Center Expands Development Goals

Yellow Brick Place Cancer Wellness Center Doubles its Reach

Ursuline Sisters Mission Restructures Ministries

Penn-Northwest Development Corp. Adds Innovation Fund

YBI Puts Its Focus on Core Programming

Direction Home Offers Respite for Grandparents

Team NEO Aligns Regional Growth Network

Valley Partners Sets New Mark in Closed Loans

MyPath Mahoning Valley Takes ‘Giant Step’ in Pivot

Jewish Federation Expands Heritage Manor

Help Network Joins Launch of 988 Suicide Lifeline

Cleveland Job Corps Solves Housing Problem

Western Reserve Port Authority Lifts Off

Youngstown Historical Center Widens Outreach

Work Spikes for NECA-IBEW Electricians

Easterseals Adds Programs, Plans to Expand Services

Values Drive Growth at Grove City College

Brite Develops Network

MCTA, OhioMeansJobs Provide Workers

ESC of Eastern Ohio Team Expands Work Readiness

Penn State Shenango Reconnects with Students

Inspiring Minds Regroups And Rebuilds in 2022

Campus of Care Receives $2.1M for Improvements

YSU Embraces Change, Inspires Success

Commentary: Things That Annoy Me

Mahone Foundation To Expand Services

Boardman Park Names New Leadership Team, Celebrates 75 Years

Brightside Project to Roll Out Sunshine Bus

Real Estate Investors Group Seeks Members

Growth Report 1: MCTA, PIA Launch Aviation Careers

Pa. Industrial Centers Aid Manufacturers

Northern Columbiana United Way Beats Goal

Shenango Chamber Transitions Back to ‘Business as Usual’

TNP Looks at Quality Of Life in Communities

Commentary: So You Think You Can Understand

National Packard Museum Exceeds Attendance Goals