Economic Development

‘Transformation’ Is Theme of Growth Report 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The past year has brought significant transformations in the region, from new industries to the way business is done in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.

As construction proceeds for the riverfront park and amphitheater downtown, the Lordstown Energy Center has started operations and the Ellwood Group Inc. plans to invest at least $200 million into new operations, including a $60 million aluminum castings plant in Hubbard.

Burgeoning industries like advanced manufacturing and medicinal marijuana are driving innovation and investment in the region, creating new jobs and opportunities, while long-standing developers look to reinvest in the communities that helped them to grow. At the same time, the region is working to overcome the loss of the General Motors Lordstown Complex.

As we begin 2019, what will the next transformation be? The Business Journal wants to know how your company and organization is affecting change.

Our annual Growth Report highlights more than 200 resilient, determined businesses and organizations that report their biggest strides and plans moving forward. It provides a valuable reference guide that executives can use year-round.

Growth 2019 will be published Jan. 30. Transformation is this year’s theme.

“Whether it’s building a new space, investing in new equipment, hiring new employees or taking the lead on the next big thing, Growth 2019 gives our business community the opportunity to report their accomplishments,” says Andrea Wood, publisher. “We urge you to tell us your story of growth and transformation.”

There is no charge to submit story information. Word files should be sent to growth@Business-Journal.com. The deadline is Jan. 17. CLICK HERE for guidelines.

Advertisers in The Growth Report benefit from having their marketing message appear adjacent to more than 200 positive and uplifting stories, said Jeff Herrmann, chief revenue officer at The Business Journal.

“As executives refer back to those stories all year and share their copies with others, your message is right there, in front of them,” Herrmann said. “That kind of longevity goes a long way toward keeping your brand top-of-mind all year long to readers and potential customers.”

For more information about Growth 2019, go to BusinessJournalDaily.com/GrowthReport.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.