The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation is a partnership of public and private interests focused on the revitalization and economic diversification of the Mahoning Valley region in Northeastern Ohio. Our mission is help businesses grow, and to create and retain jobs.

Established in 1979, MVEDC is a private, non-profit economic development corporation and a Certified Development Corporation. We have a diverse Board of Directors from the private and public sectors. We are not a government entity.

We are based in Youngstown and provide selected services to Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Portage and Belmont Counties in Ohio; and Lawrence, Mercer, Beaver and Franklin Counties in Pennsylvania.

From MVEDC’s inception, our mission of building and diversifying the regional economy has remained unchanged — even as we continue to refine and reshape our programs to address the changing dynamics of our regional economy. We have assisted over 2,000 businesses, which have added or retained more than 19,000 jobs.

The core activities of MVEDC are:

  • Providing access to capital through business loans
  • Providing affordable, fully developed land and buildings in our business parks
  • Providing rail service to a select group of businesses on our short-line railroads

We look forward to helping you grow your business!