1. 240 North Champion Street
  2. Youngstown, OH 44503
  3. 234.228.9696

Welcome

The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority combines leading-edge financing tools, consulting services and partnership opportunities into a unique suite of development solutions for business, government and non-profit institutions.

Whether you're a company or non-profit seeking ways to finance growth, a developer looking for help with the public infrastructure needed to move your project forward, or a governmental entity searching for ways to retain or attract jobs and development, our professional, experienced staff is eager to put our solutions to work for you.

Financing

Our fixed-interest rate financing programs make it possible for developers to access the U.S. capital market and borrow funds at investment grade rates.

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Tax Abatement

There are four Enterprise Zones in Mahoning County, and four Foreign-Trade Zones in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. We help businesses take advantage of the financial benefits they offer.

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Community Development

We partner with area local, state and federal entities to optimize development opportunities at Brownfield sites, along the Mahoning River Corridor and in other regions of the Valley.

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  • Applications

  • Download a fillable Project Application form in .pdf format.
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Western Reserve Port Authority

Western Reserve Port Authority

The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority is a division of the Western Reserve Port Authority.

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport

The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority is a division of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

News and Events

August 23, 2016

Study shows impact of cleaning brownfields

WARREN – Cleaning up a brownfield site pays off when it comes to increasing property values and housing prices, according … read more

August 23, 2016

Weebo takes flight

STRUTHERS It’s a bright and sunny morning in CASTLO Industrial Park when Weebo takes flight. The 3DR Solo Drone Quadcopter … read more

Blog

May 6, 2016

A New Name for Economic Growth in the Valley: the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — The Board of Directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority (WRPA) announces the rebranding of their division … read more

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Recent Projects

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YSU Enclave

The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority provided capital lease financing for a student housing project called YSU Enclave, utilizing the unique financing ability of the Western Reserve Port Authority. The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority assisted Youngstown Campus Associates LLC, the developer of the Enclave project. Financing construction …

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University Edge

The Western Reserve Port Authority provided Capital Lease financing for the University Edge development adjacent to the campus at Youngstown State University. University Edge, a privately owned student apartment project, broke ground on September 28, 2015. The Western Reserve Port Authority’s financing solutions help reduce construction costs for the four-story 162-bed …

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The Inn at Poland Way

The Inn at Poland Way

The Western Reserve Port Authority assisted EDM Inc. in developing a 76,000-square-foot assisted living center on US Route 224 in Poland. The 89-unit project will include 64 assisted living units and 25 memory care beds for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. “Briarfield Healthcare’s intent is to design …

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