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Trumbull Commissioners Seek Brownfield Money

WARREN – Trumbull County commissioners today are expected to initiate an application seeking up to $200,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfield grant money to help start the revitalization process for vacant land in downtown Warren. According to Julie Edwards, economic coordinator with the Trumbull County Planning Commission, this EPA …

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WRPA OKs Project Financing

VIENNA, Ohio — The Western Reserve Port Authority has approved a capital lease deal in which it would issue up to $14 million in bonds for a 62-residential unit complex that would serve the growing residential population at Youngstown State University. LRC Realty, Akron, is developer of the project, known …

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PIA Breaks Ground for Expansion

VIENNA – The sky is the limit for the graduates of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. That’s what 1985 graduate Dan Bender, 51, of New Middletown says. Bender was in attendance Tuesday morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for the institute’s $1.54 million expansion at its Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport campus in …

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Institute of Aeronautics Expands to Meet Demand

VIENNA – Growth in the aviation industry and a massive wave of impending retirements are driving – or piloting – expansion at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ branch campus here. The institute, which opened its branch campus here a decade ago, broke ground Tuesday on an 8,500-square-foot expansion to its …

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Groundbreaking

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Ground broken on Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport expansion

VIENNA – Shovels were in the dirt Tuesday to begin work on expanding a high-tech school at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The $1.5 million project includes new classrooms, equipment and expanded programming. The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) is expanding its facility at the airport. A two-story facility will be …

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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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