Office of Economic Development

Public Notices

MCTA Update - January 2016

A monthly communication for officials in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

Round four is right around the corner. Online applications will be available beginning 9/28/15.

Youngstown Awarded State Innovation Grant

The Ohio Development Services Agency has awarded a $50,000 Local Government Innovation Program grant to the City of Youngstown to help create a Youngstown-Mahoning Valley Manufacturing Training Center. News Release

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.

America Makes Cited by President in State of the Union Address

America Makes 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

June 3, 2016 - "Lots of Work for the Region’s Skilled Tradesmen

April 12, 2016 - "Northeast Ohio Economy ‘Inching Forward,’ PNC Says", (The Business Journal)

March 29, 2016 - "JobsOhio Cites Record Metrics in Annual Report", (The Business Journal)

February 24, 2016 - "Sweet Taste of Success for One Hot Cookie’s Giordani", (The Business Journal)

January 6, 2016 - "ADP: Businesses added 257,000 jobs in December", (USA TODAY)

January 4, 2016 - "$138 Million Invested Downtown Since 1998", (The Business Journal)

December 2, 2015 - "City, Score, Library Unite to Help Entrepreneurs", (The Business Journal)

November 6, 2015 - "Strong Growth in Jobs May Encourage Fed to Raise Rates", (The New York Times)

October 20, 2015 - "City to Make 300 Acres Ready for Redevelopment", (The Business Journal)

August 3, 2015 - "Coalition Seeks Qualified Candidates for Manufacturing Jobs", (The Business Journal)

July 1, 2015 - "U.S. private payrolls rise by most in six months: ADP", (Reuters)

June 3, 2015 - "U.S. Private Sector Adds 201,000 Jobs in May", (The Wall Street Journal)

May 18, 2015 - "Women-Owned Businesses Grow to 9.4M in U.S.", (The Business Journal)

May 12, 2015 - "Small business confidence perks up; jobs market solid", (Reuters)

May 8, 2015 - "U.S. Unemployment Slips to 5.4% in April", (The Business Journal)

May 4, 2015 - "Region’s Manufacturing Sector Growing, Team NEO Reports", (The Business Journal)

April 10, 2015 - "Foreign Trade Adds 450,000 Jobs in Ohio, Pa.", (The Business Journal)

April 2, 2015 - "Americans Becoming More Upbeat as Labor-Market Strength Persists", (Bloomberg)

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