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.

YSU Fall 2014 Career Fair

September 30, 2014, 10 AM - 3 PM, Kilcawley Center - Chestnut Room

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

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)

July 31, 2014 - "America Makes Gets Ready for Maker Initiative", (The Business Journal)

July 30, 2014 - "U.S. GDP Grew 4% In The Second Quarter 2014", (Forbes)

July 21, 2014 - "Business Economists See Higher Profits, Wages", (The Business Journal)

July 18, 2014 - "4-Day Event to Launch ‘Maker City’ Initiative", (The Business Journal)

July 17, 2014 - "7,660 New Ohio Businesses File in June", (The Business Journal)

July 9, 2014 - "Mid-year Update: 25 Projects, $200 Million Invested", (The Business Journal)

July 3, 2014 - "Employment report: U.S. added 288K jobs in June", (CBS Money Watch)

July 1, 2014 - "Valley jobless rate drops 2 percent compared with May '13", (The Vindicator)

June 25, 2014 - "NYO Foresees 2016 Opening for Stambaugh Hotel", (The Business Journal)

June 18, 2014 - "New YSU Launch Lab Draws White House Notice", (The Business Journal)

June 11, 2014 - "May Sales of New Vehicles Up 11.5% in Valley", (The Business Journal)

June 6, 2014 - "Landscaper to Grow Business in Old Burkland Building", (The Business Journal)

May 20, 2014 - "County, City Jobless Rates Post Declines in April", (The Business Journal)

May 14, 2014 - "Youngstown company is honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration", (The Vindicator)

May 13, 2014 - "Hudson Fastener Rethinks Nuts and Bolts", (The Business Journal)

May 6, 2014 - "City launches 'get online' initiative", (The Vindicator)

May 5, 2014 - "Tech Belt Summit Expects Strong Turnout May 15", (The Business Journal)

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