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Groundbreaking set for aeronautics school

VIENNA – Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will break ground and begin construction of its new $1.54 million expansion Tuesday at its Youngstown Campus building at the Youngstown Warren Regional Airport. The groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction for a two-story facility at the south side of its Hangar 3 building …

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Trumbull commissioners support removal of Mahoning River dam in Struthers

Warren – The Trumbull County commissioners approved a resolution this week giving their support to requests filed today by the city of Struthers and Western Reserve Port Authority for removal of a low-head dam on the Mahoning River in Struthers. The city will apply to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency …

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Authority considers $100K for incubator

WARREN – The Western Reserve Port Authority is considering contributing $100,000 to the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center over the next four years to match state funding for entrepreneurial counseling and other services for business startups. The port authority’s economic development committee recommended the move last week after TBEIC leaders …

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Warren energy incubator seeks funding help from port authority

WARREN – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic- development committee has recommended to the full board that it provide $25,000 in support to the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center. First the committee got an update from TBEIC’s chief executive, Dave Nestic, and its board chairman, John Pogue, about what the high-tech …

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Port Authority launches website

YOUNGSTOWN – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic development division has launched a new website to keep business leaders, area officials and community members updated on its activities. The site provides information on financing options available to businesses through the Port Authority. It also highlights area tax abatements programs and …

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New port authority website to help explain financing tools

YOUNGSTOWN – The new website for the Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic-development division went live to give people considering investment in the Mahoning Valley information on financing options. The site – www.neodfa.org – uses the Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority’s new logo, displays economic-development news and gives four examples of …

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Work at Delphi site advances: Port Authority gives $200,000 to help ready ex-plant property

YOUNGSTOWN – The Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic development division has advanced an additional $200,000 to help ready the former Delphi Electric property in Warren for development. Sarah Lown, the port authority’s senior manager of public finance, said the money is needed to move the Dana Street site project into …

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Art Exhibit Highlights the Potential of Abandoned Industrial Sites in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties

“Visions of Potential,” a multi-organization photographic and design exhibit, ran from January 29 through March 18 at M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place, 112 W. Commerce St. The exhibit highlighted the potential of abandoned industrial sites in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties while presenting brownfield revitalization as a public outreach project. The …

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Grants and Public Financing Discussed at April Seminar

The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority, the economic development division of the Western Reserve Port Authority, sponsored a half-day training seminar, Fostering Community and Economic Development: Grants and Public Financing on April 13 at the Squaw Creek Country Club’s ballroom. Over 140 political leaders, public service workers and non-profit managers attended and …

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Four New Economic Development Projects Authorized at March WRPA Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Western Reserve Port Authority convened March 23, 2016 and authorized four new economic development projects. The Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority, the Port’s newly named economic development division, proposed three financing projects: the Stambaugh Hotel in downtown Youngstown, the Youngstown Campus Associate student housing …

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Mayors’ Association Receives Legislative Update

The Mahoning River Corridor Mayors’ Association held their annual legislative update January 29, 2016, at the M Gallery in downtown Youngstown. The Mahoning River Corridor Mayors’ Association is a collaboration of nine municipalities in the Mahoning River corridor of Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio formed to advance the quality …

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Briarfield Assisted Living breaks ground on new Poland facility


POLAND – This time next year, the township will have a new 89-unit assisted-living center off U.S. Route 224 just east of Clingan Road. Briarfield Assisted Living broke ground Tuesday on a 6.5-acre parcel that will open next year as The Inn at Poland Way, a 76,000-square-foot facility with 64 …

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