In October 2013 Youngstown State University, in partnership with the City of Youngstown, was approved for a two year Economic Adjustment grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration. The purpose was to develop an economic development strategy for the city to learn about, and take advantage of, Youngstown’s local competitive advantages. YSU’s Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) provided the staffing to research and write the strategy, with in-kind contributions from staff from the City of Youngstown. The final document was completed in September of 2015, and consists of several independently written studies which helped form the Goals and Objectives presented in the beginning of the plan. For downloading purposes the document is broken down into several sections. For questions or more information please contact Rachel McCartney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the document, please click on the section titles below.
- EDSP Introduction and Executive Summary*
- EDSP Section 1, Pages 12-25*
- EDSP Sections 2 and 3, Pages 26-50*
- EDSP Appendices, Pages 51-110*
- EDSP Cluster Analysis*
- EDSP Peer City Analysis*
- EDSP Downtown Vision and Action Plan
- EDSP Marketing Plan*
- EDSP Opportunity Sites Catalog
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