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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Port authority facilitates clean-up at former Delphi site

VIENNA – Thanks to the Western Reserve Port Authority, Auto Parkit, the company leasing the former Delphi Packard facilities in Warren, is getting an environmental assessment of those buildings. It will be complete in early January, Sarah Lown, port authority senior economic-development manager, said at Wednesday’s port authority board meeting. …


Port Authority celebrates financing deal for YSU project

WARREN — Wednesday’s Western Reserve Port Authority meeting had the feel of a celebration, as the board approved a financing deal that came together in less than two months. The board approved financing and a “capital lease” for a $7.8 million student-housing complex at Youngstown State University called University Edge. …

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