Trumbull to Host Economic Development Summit Tuesday

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday to conduct an economic development summit. 

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room on the fifth floor of the county administration building, 160 High St. N.W.   

The purpose is to let Trumbull County communities know what development tools are available to them and to encourage them to work together, Commissioner Dan Polivka says. 

The meeting comes after tensions were stirred by a proposal in the city of Niles to annex contiguous properties receiving utilities from the city or for noncontiguous properties to enter into a development agreement with the city.

Polivka said he had hosted such a summit several years ago. Although the annexation issue didn’t spur the decision to host the summit, the forum comes at a good time “because of the battle lines being drawn,” he acknowledged.  

“It could hurt economic development if people see us infighting,” Polivka said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to find some common ground and work some things out.”

Mayors and trustees in Trumbull County are invited. Other agencies and individuals who have been notified include the Western Reserve Port Authority, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Trumbull County Planning Commission and Trumbull County engineer Randy Smith.

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