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P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-4080
or 800-793-0912
International: 001-330-672-4080

Mahoning County

21 West Boardman Street, Suite 200
County Courthouse
Youngstown, OH 44503-0000
Phone: (330) 740-2130
Fax: (330) 740-2006

Original NEOTEC member county

Major Cities: Youngstown, Boardman, Austintown
Population as of 2007: 240,420
County seat: Youngstown
Size: 415 square miles
Year organized: 1846

County Profile:  Click here.

County Web site:  Click here.

Exceptional quality of life combined with an outstanding business environment are reasons why Northeast Ohio’s Mahoning County is a great place to live and work.

Established March 1, 1846, Mahoning County today is a mixture of urban, suburban and rural communities. With a population of 240,420 (2007 Population Estimates, U.S. Census), the county’s diverse economy is a center for advanced manufacturing, distribution, retail, business service and governmental activities. Its “just in time” location and infrastructure make the “Mahoning Valley” very attractive to those quickly needing to reach customers and suppliers.

Mahoning County’s economic development initiatives are proactive and aggressive. By investing in infrastructure and providing incentives, county officials are attracting new firms while helping existing ones to grow. Enterprise, Hub and Foreign-Trade Zones, combined with low interest loans and tax credits, are readily available.

Mahoning County is home to Youngstown State University (enrollment of 12,300), which is renowned in a variety of fields of study and as four-time national champions in NCAA 1-AA football. In addition, the county boasts a very low cost of living, making education, housing, recreation and entertainment extremely affordable.


In 2007 the total employment for all industries in Mahoning County was 104,480.

Employment by Industry: (NAICS CODES 
Trade, Transportation & Utilities23.8%
Education & Health Services23.6%
Professional & Business Services11.0%
Leisure & Hospitality10.0%
Public Administration4.2%
Financial Services4.1%
Other Services3.5%
Natural Resources & Mining0.4%

Major Employers

A T & T, City of Youngstown, Exal Corporation, Falcon Transport, First Place Bank, Forum Health, HM Health Partners, Home Savings and Loan, InfoCision, Mahoning County Government, Schwebel Baking Company, Toys R’Us, V&M, Windsor House and Youngstown State University.

Quality of Life

Mahoning County features a wide variety of outdoor, cultural and recreational activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Mill Creek Metro Park covers more than 2,350 acres and is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious metropolitan park systems. The Butler Institute of American Art, “America’s Museum,” houses one of the world’s finest collections of American art. DeYor Performing Arts Center, formerly Powers Auditorium, heralded as “the finest theater ever built” upon its construction, plays host to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and other leading acts. The Covelli Center hosts the Mahoning Valley Thunder A2L indoor football team and Mahoning Valley Phantoms of the NAHL hockey league. The venue also offers concerts, ice shows and special events. The Canfield Fair is America’s largest county fair, with annual attendance over 300,000.


Railroads: Amtrak; CSX; Norfolk Southern; Youngstown and Austintown; Central Columbiana and Pennsylvania
Motor Freight Lines: 33 contract haulers and 102 general motor freight providers serve the Mahoning County area
Air: Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport featuring Northeast Ohio’s longest runway at 9,003 feet
Roads: East to West: 1-80, 1-76, U.S. routes 224, 422, State Routes 14, 165, 289, 617, 630
North to South: 1-680, U.S. Route 62, State routes 7, 11, 45, 46, 164, 170, 193, 534, 616, 625, 711
Waterways: Mahoning County is approximately 50 miles from ports on Lake Erie and the Ohio River


Natural Gas: Dominion East Ohio
Electricity: FirstEnergy
Water: City of Youngstown, Aqua Ohio, Mahoning County
Telephone: AT&T
Cable: Armstrong, Time Warner, Comcast

Foreign-Trade Zone 181

Includes 200 acres at 1 site

For more information, contact:
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber
Sarah Boyarko
Vice President, Economic Development, Retention & Expansion