Youngstown Vindicator and the Business of Ohio Spread the Word: More Businesses Investing in Downtown Youngstown

Youngstown Vindicator and the Business of Ohio Spread the Word: More businesses Investing in Downtown Youngstown

By Burton Speakman and Jamison Cocklin


There was a time in Youngstown’s past when downtown was just down. Period. Today, that trend has reversed itself as wave after wave of business relocates and reinvigorates the Mahoning Valley’s core district.

However, opinions vary on the success of downtown renovation efforts and the pace and future potential.

Business owners and property developers downtown agree that the area is on an upswing, with development at a pace not seen in decades.

But that momentum and optimism are cast against one overriding concern: It is happening without a collective vision.

Within the last six months, more than 10 projects have been either announced or completed along Commerce, Federal and Boardman streets. Restaurants, bars, retail outlets, residential living spaces and industry-driven projects such as the National Additive Manufacturing Institute are all finding addresses downtown.

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NAMII Announces PA Governor’s Support For Additive Manufacturing

NAMII Announces PA Governor’s Support For Additive Manufacturing

The Business of Ohio: Manufacturing, a publication due out in the Spring of 2013, will contain and special section about Ohio’s core competency of Additive Manufacturing.  The Business of Ohio loves the attention that the Governor of Pennsylvania is helping NAMII to bring to this burgeoning Ohio (and Pensylvania) industry! NAMII is headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio.

Follow the link to read the full media release:


NAMII is a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, and workforce development resources all collaborating with a singular, shared vision to transition additive manufacturing technology to the mainstream U.S. manufacturing sector. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, NAMII is the pilot institute for the newly established National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). NAMII is managed by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For additional information, visit