Office of Economic Development

Public Notices

Contracting with the Federal Government, the State of Ohio Turnpike, Procurement Technical Assistance from the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp. & Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Learn about opportunities, special requirements and certifications available to help grow your public sector business.

May 5, 2015, 9:00 AM, Covelli Centre

Summer 2015 Educator in the Manufacturing Workplace program

Manufacturers: Help teachers bring workplace skills into the classroom! Companies are needed to host local educators. Program will run from June 19, 2015 through August 7, 2015.

2015 SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative

Free Program Trains Promising Entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level! Registration is now open. Course begins April 21, 2015 and runs through October.

MCTA Update - January 2015

A monthly communication for officials in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

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

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 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)

March 30, 2015 - "VXI to Add 260 Positions at Downtown Call Center", (The Business Journal)

March 19, 2015 - "Obama Proposes New Manufacturing Hub", (The Business Journal)

March 10, 2015 - "Kiraly Shows How Small Shops Survive, Thrive", (The Business Journal)

March 5, 2015 - "2014 Unemployment Rates Down in Ohio, Pa., US", (The Business Journal)

March 3, 2015 - "JobsOhio: 21,000 New Jobs, $6.1B Invested", (The Business Journal)

February 23, 2015 - "Manufacturers Coalition Learns Efforts Paying Off", (The Business Journal)

February 3, 2015 - "Economists: Consumers Confident, Business Set to Spend", (The Business Journal)

January 30, 2015 - "$5.9M Renovation of Gallagher Building Set for Spring", (The Business Journal)

January 26, 2015 - "Region's Economy to Grow 14% by 2025 – Team NEO", (The Business Journal)

January 19, 2015 - "Ohio Business Filings at Record Level in 2014", (The Business Journal)

January 9, 2015 - "U.S. payrolls rise solidly, unemployment falls to 5.6 percent", (Reuters)

January 7, 2015 - "Owner of Downtown Circle Makes Plans to Expand", (The Business Journal)

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)

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