Here are some answers from leaders in the city:
• Mike Broderick, CEO of Youngstown-based Turning Technologies
"First and foremost, it's the people. It's a great sort of ethnically diverse (area with a) strong history, a strong work ethic, family-oriented – all of the things that make a community and make a community strong."
• Ohio state Rep. Robert Hagan, D-Youngstown
"People are so damn friendly. I'm from Youngstown. You make eye contact. You talk to people. Everybody says the same thing, people are so damn friendly. That's something people miss in the big cities."
• Hunter Morrison, Youngstown State University director of campus planning and community partnerships
"There's a spirit of these places that's an intangible that you can work with."
• Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams
"The people here are amongst the most resourceful and resilient people that I have met. I've had the opportunity to travel across the state and across the country and even internationally, there's something about the people in Youngstown and their sense of purpose."