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GRIP event brings Gary, Duluth leaders together to discuss development

GRIP event brings Gary, Duluth leaders together to discuss development

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Duluth Mayor Don Ness chat Friday at the Gary and Region Investment Project's third Urban Core Exchange in Gary. The two cities have dealt with similar challenges. Freeman-Wilson and Ness highlighted development initiatives in their communities and compare…

March 16, 2012 2:40 pm
GRIP event brings Gary, Duluth leaders together to discuss development

GRIP event brings Gary, Duluth leaders together to discuss development

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, from left, and Duluth Mayor Don Ness listen to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, at the Gary and Region Investment Project's third Urban Core Exchange in Gary.

March 16, 2012 2:40 pm
One Region, One Vision approach has many facets

One Region, One Vision approach has many facets

Youngstown, Ohio Mayor Jay Williams speaks during a Gary and Region Investment Project Urban Exchange in Gary on April 27. Williams is now part of the Obama administration, as executive director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Battling blight, population loss and crime are challenges for any mayor to face. But last week at the Gary and Region Investment Project's first Urban Exchange event, Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams said that one of the biggest battles he's had to fight is helping to change the mindset …

April 27, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams talks about the challenges and successes of his city during a GRIP Urban Exchange at The Steel Yard in Gary.

April 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Creating relevance in the Rust Belt

Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams, left, and and Gary Mayor Rudy Clay listen to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's speech Wednesday GRIP's Urban Exchange at The Steel Yard in Gary.

April 27, 2011 6:35 pm
Quality of Life, One Region event set for Sept. 8

Quality of Life, One Region event set for Sept. 8

Jay Williams, former mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, and director of the White House's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, is expected to speak about local and national issues at the One Region, One Vision/Quality of Life Council's Sept. 8 event in Merrillville. Also slated to sp…

April 27, 2011 6:35 pm

Youngstown mayor to speak at Gary GRIP event

The Gary and Region Investment Project is bringing the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, to speak at the U.S. Steel Yard next week.

April 19, 2011 12:00 am Related
Rust Belt Resurgence: Youngstown, Ohio

Rust Belt Resurgence: Youngstown, Ohio

Learn more about the city of Youngstown, Ohio and how it could provide examples of economic redevelopment and recovery for region communities.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
Gallery: Youngstown, Ohio

Gallery: Youngstown, Ohio

View photos by Tim Hunt of Youngstown, Ohio.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
Fixing an ailing business culture has helped Youngstown

Fixing an ailing business culture has helped Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio | Convincing people this city is open for business has been a battle during the last several decades.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Youngstown is worth saving, leaders say

Youngstown is worth saving, leaders say

Here are some answers from leaders in the city:

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Related
Rust Belt Resurgence: Youngstown, Ohio photos

Rust Belt Resurgence: Youngstown, Ohio photos

View photos by Tim Hunt of Youngstown, Ohio.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Officials tread carefully on plans to reduce city's footprint

Officials tread carefully on plans to reduce city's footprint

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio | City leaders admit it took a long time to sell residents on ideas to remake Youngstown.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Rust Belt resurgence: Behind the series

Rust Belt resurgence: Behind the series

These stories about Youngstown, Ohio, are the first in an occasional series analyzing conditions in Rust Belt cities and urban revitalization efforts. Visit  www.nwitimes.com/news/special-section/rust-belt-resurgence/youngstown/ to view a photo gallery, videos and additional content gathered…

March 13, 2011 12:00 am Related

Businessman protesting Jackson Family Foundation by assuming group's identity

A dizzying name game is under way with the proposed Steel City shrine to Michael Jackson and his family.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Getting a GRIP on area's priorities

EDITORIAL: Getting a GRIP on area's priorities

Revitalizing the urban core in Northwest Indiana can seem like such a daunting task that it's hard to tell where to start. That's the value of the recent Metropolitan Planning Council survey asking the region's residents to set priorities.

December 21, 2010 12:00 am Related

GRIP survey sets airport, rail retail as top Gary projects

MERRILLVILLE | Three projects for improving Gary and the Calumet Region rose to the top in a survey by the Metropolitan Planning Council that is being released today.

December 14, 2010 9:00 pm

Public's input being sought for Gary and region investments

GARY | The Gary and Region Investment Project is seeking public opinion on projects planned for Gary and surrounding areas. 

November 30, 2010 3:12 pm

Development survey going out to region

GARY | The Metropolitan Planning Committee and The Times are urging people to vote on the projects they think will do the most to transform the urban cores of Gary and Northwest Indiana.

November 28, 2010 12:00 am
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