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On December 6, 2018, Congressman Tim Ryan and Senator Sherrod Brown announced that Youngstown will be the recipient of a $10.8 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Developments (BUILD) federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation used to make improvements to the Central Business District. The funds will be used for several projects including infrastructure upgrades, new pedestrian, bus, and bicycle facilities, autonomous shuttles, and new streetscaping to connect some of Youngstown's major anchor institutions - and is estimated to generate more than $250 million in economic development within 10 years. How will this project serve as an economic catalyst for future investment? A panel discusses, featuring James G. Kinnick, PE, Executive Director, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments; Charles A. Nelson, Management Consultant, Western Reserve Transit Authority; Julius T. Oliver, First-Ward Councilman, City of Youngstown and moderated by Carmella M. Williams, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Youngstown Business Incubator.

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