On December 6, 2018, Congressman Tim Ryan and Senator Sherrod Brown announced that Youngstown will be the recipient of a $10.8 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Developments (BUILD) federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make improvements to the Central Business District.
The funds will be used for several projects including infrastructure upgrades, new pedestrian, bus, and bicycle facilities, autonomous shuttles, and new streetscaping to connect some of Youngstown's major anchor institutions—and is estimated to generate more than $250 million in economic development within 10 years.
What happens next? How will this project serve as an economic catalyst for future investment? Join us as a panel of local leaders discuss the BUILD grant and how it will impact Youngtown's future.