facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Youngstown to host Emerging Leaders initiative



Published: Sat, February 16, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday that Youngstown is among the 27 cities nationwide chosen to host the Emerging Leaders initiative.

The initiative offers support and training for established small businesses, many owned by women and minorities, and has been proved to help increase revenues, create jobs and grow communities.

Though many of the successful programs return in established cities, from Boston and Chicago to New Orleans and Honolulu, the SBA has decided to launch new Emerging Leaders efforts in places such as Los Angeles and Youngstown.

The results of the initiative show significant employment growth among participating companies with more than 900 new full-time employees, according to an SBA press release.

Participants accessed more than $26 million in new financing since graduating the program, a 27 percent increase compared with last year. In addition, participants have secured federal, state, local and tribal contracts with a cumulative total of $330 million.

More information can be viewed online at www.interise.org.


Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport