Office of Economic Development

Public Notices

Empowering Women in the Mahoning Valley

  • April 24, 2014 at DeYor Performing Arts Center
  • Mixer & Cocktails at 6 PM
  • Program at 7 PM
  • Tickets: $15

Bright Idea to Business Plan - Building Your Youngstown Food and Farm Business

Classes are FREE. Register by March 19, 2014.

America Makes Cited by President in State of the Union Address

America Makes News Release

MCTA Update - January 2014

A monthly communication for officials in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

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

April, 18, 2014 - "Funding for startups soar 57%, highest since 2001", (USA Today)

April 15, 2014 - "US retail sales increased a strong 1.1 percent in March", (The Vindicator)

April 14, 2014 - "Youngstown Takes Center Stage", (The Business Journal)

April 9, 2014 - "State Minority-Business Office Opens in Youngstown", (The Business Journal)

April 7, 2014 - "Business Owners’ Optimism Grows Slightly, PNC Finds, (The Business Journal)

April 7, 2014 - "Ohio Insurance Industry to Need 26K Skilled Workers", (The Business Journal)

March 4, 2014 - "Youngstown-Warren is in Site Selection magazine’s Top 10 list for new and expanded facilities", (The Vindicator)

February 26, 2014 - "Obama May Visit America Makes Soon, Ryan Says", (The Business Journal)

February 21, 2014 - "Trending TechBelt: Connecting the Dots", (The Business Journal)

February 18, 2014 - "Oh Wow! Children's Center Celebrates 100,000th Visitor", (The Business Journal)

February 17, 2014 - "YBI, YSU Work to Advance 3-D Metals Processing", (The Business Journal)

February 12, 2014 - "Here's why one economist says Ohio's economy is at the 'epicenter of something very good'", (Columbus Business First)

February 7, 2014 - "Williams Sees Valley as ‘Bellwether’ for Nation", (The Business Journal)

February 4, 2014 - "Economists Forecast More Recovery for Region in 2014", (The Business Journal)

February 3, 2014 - "Team NEO Attracts 16 Companies in 2013", (The Business Journal)

January 28, 2014 - "Unemployment Rates Drop in Mahoning Valley", (The Business Journal)

January 28, 2014 - "YSU Opens Center for Additive Manufacturing", (The Business Journal)

January 27, 2014 - "Priceline Founder Lends Expertise to YBI Company", (The Business Journal)

January 22, 2014 - "YBI Partnership Gets $1.3M for NAMII Foundry Project", (The Business Journal)

January 16, 2014 - "Obama Cites NAMII as Model for North Carolina Hub", (The Business Journal)

January 14, 2014 - "VAM Seeks City Incentives for New Plant Location", (The Business Journal)

January 13, 2014 - "Oh-Penn Manufacturers to Hold Student Video Contest", (The Business Journal)

January 3, 2014 - "Wean Demolition Opens 10 Acres for Development", (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.

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