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Local Business Information: WEB RESOURCES


America’s Small Business Development Center
Mission is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.

The Business Journal

Center for Working Class Studies at Youngstown State University
The first academic program in the U.S. to focus on issues of work and class. Mission: To increase awareness of and respect for working-class life and culture through education, the arts, media, and research.

   ♦ Steeltown USA: A Digital Library of Poetry, Images & Documents
   ♦ Steel Valley Voices: An Ethnic Community Archive
   ♦ Worker Portraits
   ♦ Working-Class Culture in Youngstown:
   ♦ Working-Class Perspectives Blog

Cleveland State University: Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs:
Center for Economic Development

Offers technical assistance on urban and regional economic issues of interest to local, state, and national policymakers.

   ♦ Research & Programs
   ♦ Publications

City of Youngstown Ohio:

   ♦ Youngstown 2010
   ♦ City Department

City of Warren Ohio

Crain’s Cleveland Business
Presents breaking business news five days a week and contains all news articles from each week’s print issue.

Garden Club Angels of Youngstown
Regional forum committed to the economic revitalization of the Mahoning Valley through the fostering of a thriving private investment network. Northeast Ohio’s Business Enthusiast

Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness: Cluster Mapping Project
Uses detailed county level data and statistical techniques to profile regional economies and their performance over time, with a special focus on clusters. Regions and clusters are analyzed at various geographic levels including states, economic areas, and metropolitan areas.

Mahoning County Auditor
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center
Mahoning County Communicator
Mahoning County, Ohio Free Public Records Directory

Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation
A partnership of public and private interests focused on the revitalization and diversification of the Mahoning Valley in Northeastern Ohio.

This community-driven site is offered to provide information about Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding areas called the Mahoning Valley.

Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative
Broad-based community organizing effort that seeks to reweave the fabric of communities in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties.

Metro Monthly

Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium
10-county economic development partnership. Mission is to promote domestic trade, international trade and global competitiveness of the region and its businesses.

OhioBiz: Youngstown, Ohio Business Search Directory

Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU
Mission is to provide professional, in-depth consulting and training to existing and new business ventures, and to foster a strong and successful business community.

Ohio Urban University Program
Ohio’s urban universities, working together through the Ohio UUP, are an important public policy and economic development resource for the State.

The One-Stop of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties
Mission is to offer coordinated workforce development and direct customer service to employers and job seekers to promote ongoing regional economic development through effective partnerships.

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County:

   ♦ Business & Investment Center
   ♦ Business & Investment Databases

Public Service Institute at Youngstown State University
Created by the YSU Board of Trustees in 1985 to coordinate, promote and stimulate public service programs and activities offered by the University to the community.

   ♦ Center for Urban & Regional Studies
   ♦ Center for Human Services Development
   ♦ Report List by Date*
   ♦ Regional Property Information System Project
   ♦ Mahoning County RPIS Project
   ♦ Mahoning River Corridor Initiative
   ♦ East Side Wetlands Project

Small Business Development Centers of Ohio
Program has fostered a strong climate for small business growth with local community partners including college and universities, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other community organizations.

Trumbull Career & Technical Center

Trumbull County Ohio

U.S. Small Business Administration
Independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Warren-Trumbull County Public Library

Wick Neighbors
In 2001, leadership from YSU and the Wick Avenue area religious and cultural institutions recognized the potential for reinvestment in the Smoky Hollow neighborhood. In 2002, Wick Neighbors was created from a broad-based leadership to serve as the catalyst for the area’s redevelopment by developing a vision, a reinvestment strategy and by enhancing the “sense of shared place,” of community and the quality of life.

Williamson College of Business Administration

WKBN NewsRadio

Youngstown 2010
Began as a process to engage and educate the community about the importance of planning and the planning process, as well as create a vision and plan to help revitalize Youngstown well into the future.

Youngstown Business Incubator
Primary mission is to accelerate the startup and growth rates of scalable technology-based businesses in the greater Mahoning Valley.
Dedicated to using the Internet to enable citizens across the US to actively take part in their communities. Video of local government meetings along with digital copies of their agendas when possible.

Youngstown Historical Center for Industry & Labor
Provides a dramatic overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities.

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation
Neighborhood development organization to catalyze strategic neighborhood reinvestment in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Youngstown Office of Economic Development
Offers a variety of programs and services tailored to support business development at every level.

Youngstown State University

Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber
Private, not-for-profit business membership association. Action organization designed to meet business and community needs.

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