Warren and Vienna Looking at Partnership

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There could be new development and manufacturers coming to Trumbull County, and two communities are looking at joining forces to help spur the economic development.

Vienna Township Trustees recently agreed to enter into negotiations with the city of Warren to form a Joint Economic Development District. Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantelemessa said they are in the early stages of discussing the possibility with City Council.

“We are still in the information gathering stage more than anything else, so it’s good to have the partnership authorized by Vienna and ultimately the city of Warren,” said Cantalamessa. “As far as meat and bones, so to speak, we are still talking through all those things.”

Cantalamessa said it’s good to have partnerships available like the one being forged with Vienna. He said companies are looking at the area for business ventures, and there are times when one entity, a township or city, can’t do everything needed for a particular industry, so a joint effort between communities is needed.

Officials are not naming prospective companies and there are no solid deals in place.

Cantalamessa said the city is not ruling out future joint economic development districts with other neighboring communities.

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