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…
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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…
The Gary and Region Investment Project is bringing the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, to speak at the U.S. Steel Yard next week.
Learn more about the city of Youngstown, Ohio and how it could provide examples of economic redevelopment and recovery for region communities.
View photos by Tim Hunt of Youngstown, Ohio.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio | Convincing people this city is open for business has been a battle during the last several decades.
Here are some answers from leaders in the city:
View photos by Tim Hunt of Youngstown, Ohio.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio | City leaders admit it took a long time to sell residents on ideas to remake Youngstown.
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…
A dizzying name game is under way with the proposed Steel City shrine to Michael Jackson and his family.
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.
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.
GARY | The Gary and Region Investment Project is seeking public opinion on projects planned for Gary and surrounding areas.
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.
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