Youngstown scored a feature story in Entrepreneur Magazine, which is raking among the top ten towns to start a small business including Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland.
Youngstown’s highly successful business incubator for software start-ups plays center stage in the upbeat story about a down-and-out down that’s rallying for a new direction.
Check out the lede:
“Sure, Youngstown may not have the economic firepower of other cities on this list, but it has one important commodity in spades: hope.”
This is exactly the kind of coverage Youngstown has been hoping for every time some national media outlet comes to town and writes that sad story of Black Monday and publishes pictures of a used tire lot.
Congrats Jim Cossler and the whole YBI team!
If Youngstown can do this, any Midwestern city can, given a thoughtful approach and committed individuals.