Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Economic, shrinking, city, Youngstown, economy

Biography

Youngstown, Ohio is located in Northeastern Ohio. It was once named Steel Valley.

Major

Geography

Advisor for this project

Prof. Walz

Start Date

20-4-2017 10:45 AM

End Date

20-4-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

Economic development is important for the success of a city. It helps improve the quality of life for the people and the community. Youngstown, OH was once nicknamed Steel Valley for it was surrounded by steel mills. As the demand for steel declined, so did the economy of Youngstown. Over the years, half of the city’s population relocated. Youngstown is a shrinking city that is targeting investments and new technology. The immediate objective of this research project is to examine economic and community development that is shaping the city of Youngstown. The city came up with the Youngstown 2010 Plan which aims to revitalize the city landscape. Accordingly, there are three major areas that are targeted by the city: 1) the new economy plan to achieve and create businesses and centers, 2) a clean and green Youngstown by eliminating decaying building and 3) improving the quality of housing in new neighborhood. The advancement of new technology and innovative thinkers brings positive change to the city of Youngstown.

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Apr 20th, 10:45 AM Apr 20th, 12:00 PM

Youngstown, OH: A Shrinking City's New Economic Plan

Economic development is important for the success of a city. It helps improve the quality of life for the people and the community. Youngstown, OH was once nicknamed Steel Valley for it was surrounded by steel mills. As the demand for steel declined, so did the economy of Youngstown. Over the years, half of the city’s population relocated. Youngstown is a shrinking city that is targeting investments and new technology. The immediate objective of this research project is to examine economic and community development that is shaping the city of Youngstown. The city came up with the Youngstown 2010 Plan which aims to revitalize the city landscape. Accordingly, there are three major areas that are targeted by the city: 1) the new economy plan to achieve and create businesses and centers, 2) a clean and green Youngstown by eliminating decaying building and 3) improving the quality of housing in new neighborhood. The advancement of new technology and innovative thinkers brings positive change to the city of Youngstown.