YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The latest economic development plan for the City of Youngstown was unveiled Tuesday.
The plan is the result of studies taken over several years in cooperation between the city and the Center for Urban Studies at Youngstown State University.
The study divides Youngstown into five regions and sets out a plan to improve and connect each one. Michael Hripko, associate vice president for Student Success, said the plan looks at the city of Youngstown as a whole, focusing on the downtown corridor as well as neighborhoods.
One set of goals looks at making better connections between downtown, the university and the hospital corridors.
“It really represents a long-term strategy with specific steps we can take in the near term,” said Michael Hripko, associate vice president for Student Success. “We are working at improving the quality of life, improve safety and business investment for current businesses and businesses looking to locate here in town.”
Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration