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Boardman and Youngstown discuss joint economic development

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio The city of Youngstown may have found a partner interested in creating a Joint Economic Development District.

Boardman Township's Administrator Jason Loree reached out to the Mayor of Youngstown, saying there is undeveloped industrial property in Boardman, including parts of McClurg, Simon and Western Reserve Roads, that need help obtaining investments for high-speed internet lines and marketing.  

Ohio law allows cities to partner with townships to create a JEDD, and in turn, impose income taxes in exchange for upgrades to infrastructure.

"I want to make sure the area is as vibrant as possible," Loree said. "If we can attract more business in partnering up, and maybe using some of the funding from the JEDD with help improving the property, let's do it."

Loree has also asked the Chamber of Commerce to come up with some available properties in the township to add to the list of marketable properties.

Austintown Township trustees have given a lukewarm reception to Youngstown mayor Chuck Sammarone's recent overtures to form a JEDD with the city.

 

 

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