Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion are business imperatives. As an organization, our mission is to promote the growth of business, industry and quality of life in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. That cannot be accomplished without serving all sectors of the community equally and equitably.

We believe that a healthy business community can not flourish when such issues are ignored. Our coverage of the region has not been truly representative; frequently left out of stories are the voices of people of color, members of the LGBT+ community and women. We value a diverse workforce, community and the contributions each person makes to our region. 

Youngstown Publishing Co. is committed to promoting – and practicing – inclusivity, equity and diversity in all our efforts and does not discriminate or tolerate harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.

We are always striving to ensure that our coverage reflects and celebrates the diversity of our area and that mission can not be accomplished without you. We welcome the knowledge of all members of our community. 

If you feel there are stories that we are not telling, especially stories covering people who are historically underrepresented or businesses that have not been featured in the pages of The Business Journal, we want to know. Please reach out to us and tell us.

Help us work toward a more inclusive and equitable Mahoning Valley.

Inside our company, we are always working toward creating a more inclusive multimedia program. The objectives we work at every day are:

  • Communicate our commitment to representing the diversity of our region, and expressing that through our stories, videos and social media.
  • Establish plans that help us progress toward a goal of a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
  • Create and maintain an ongoing assessment of how well our content reflects our community. 
  • Build resources and institute employee training that ensures our content serves and reflects the diversity of our audience.

As part of our effort, The Business Journal has also launched a FREE Minority Business Directory. Business owners can sign up HERE. After registration, you’ll be sent a coupon code for a free one-year digital subscription to BusinessJournalDaily.com.