Office of Economic Development

Public Notices

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will help job seekers and workers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and match employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

MCTA Update - July 2014

A monthly communication for officials in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

America Makes Cited by President in State of the Union Address

America Makes News Release

Taking Our Workforce to the Next Level

Ohio Development Services Agency News Release

The City of Youngstown Office of Economic Development has a variety of economic tools at its disposal to assist current businesses, new businesses, and businesses interested in relocating to Youngstown. Follow the links on the left to learn more about this wealth of opportunities.

In the News

December 11, 2014 - "New jobless claims are lowest in three weeks", (MarketWatch)

December 2, 2014 - "Manufacturers Name City as Training Center Location", (The Business Journal)

November 25, 2014 - "Economy in U.S. Expands 3.9%, More Than Previously Forecast", (Bloomberg)

November 20, 2014 - "Stambaugh to Become Doubletree by Hilton", (The Business Journal)

November 7, 2014 - "U.S. Payrolls Rise as Jobless Rate Drops to Six-Year Low", (Bloomberg)

November 6, 2014 - "Graduates Praise Value of Emerging Leaders Program", (The Business Journal)

November 4, 2014 - "Ohio Ranked 5th for Best Business Climate", (The Business Journal)

October 27, 2014 - "Obama plans executive actions to strengthen U.S. manufacturing", (Reuters)

October 21, 2014 - "Unemployment Rates Drop Across Mahoning Valley", (The Business Journal)

October 10, 2014 - "US Manufacturers Foresee Growth in Revenues", (The Business Journal)

October 9, 2014 - "Drop in U.S. jobless claims points to labor market strength", (Reuters)

October 3, 2041 - "Employment report: U.S. added 248K jobs in September", (CBS Money Watch)

October 2, 2014 - "US firms added 213K jobs in Sept.", (The Vindicatior)

September 29, 2014 - "Economists Foresee 3% Growth, Volatility in 2015", (The Business Journal)

September 25, 2014 - "Chaney STEM School Prepares Students to Pursue Careers", (The Business Journal)

September 16, 2014 - "Incubator's Top Ranking Shows 'You Can Do It Here'", (The Business Journal)

September 10, 2014 - "Survey reports job growth for Youngstown", (The Vindicator)

September 3, 2014 - "YNDC Taking Applications for Small Business Loans", (The Business Journal)

August 25, 2014 - "Business Facilities Magazine Highlights Valley, (The Business Journal)

August 25, 2014 - "Business Economists Think Fed Policy on Right Track", (The Business Journal)

August 16, 2014 - "Ohio unemployment down from last year", (The Vindicator)

August 4, 2014 - "Program to Showcase 3-D Business Opportunities", (The Business Journal)

August 4, 2014 - "Seeing Is Believing at America Makes Open House", (The Business Journal)

August 1, 2014 - "Jobs report: U.S. added 209K jobs in July", (CBS Money Watch)

The City of Youngstown has reintroduced The Youngstown Initiative, a program that offers small businesses access to capital and government-contracting opportunities. Visit the Programs page to learn more.

Recent Projects

For employment opportunities related to these projects, visit the Ohio Means Jobs website.

Saleskatz, Inc.

Saleskatz, Inc. recently entered into a development Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of $577,500 toward the expansion of the business. More

DNV Energy, LLC

DNV Energy, LLC recently entered into a Development Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of approximately $1,149,927 toward the expansion of their business. More

The Happy Campers Learning Center, LLC

The Happy Campers Learning Center, LLC recently entered into a Development Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of approximately $86,089.00 toward the expansion of their business. More

One Hot Cookie, LLC

One Hot Cookie, LLC recently entered into a Development Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of approximately $13,655.00 toward the expansion of their business located at 112 W. Commerce Street. More

Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County, Inc.

Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County, Inc. recently entered into a Development Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of approximately $119,021.00 toward the expansion of their business located at 1840 Market Street. More

Ryes the Bar, LLC

Ryes the Bar, LLC recently entered into a Façade Renovation Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of $36,250.00 for improvements consisting of new signage, installation of a balcony and fire escape, and new door for entrance/exit at the 124 W. Federal Street location. More

Kiraly Tool & Die, Inc.

Kiraly Tool & Die, Inc. recently entered into a Development Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of approximately $80,427.00 toward the expansion of their business located at 1250 Crescent Street. More

Suzie's Dogs and Drafts, LLC

Suzie's Dogs and Drafts, LLC recently entered into a Façade Renovation Agreement with the City of Youngstown committing to an investment of $53,396,00 for renovations at the 34 N. Phelps Street location. More