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COVID task force formed to share resources

YOUNGSTOWN — The economic development departments in Youngstown and Warren are partnering with local economic development organizations to form a COVID-19 task force.

The goal of the member organizations is to identify and share information on all resources coming online that aid businesses and employees impacted by the virus, said Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown.

The group will coordinate and transition efforts to foster business recovery in light of the new resources and guidelines being offered at the federal and state levels.

The task force will convene weekly by conference call to discuss new developments and actions to meet the pressing needs of businesses, Brown said.

In addition to the city, the other participating entities in the task force are: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s office, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, Mahoning Columbiana Training Association, Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Western Reserve Port Authority, Youngstown Business Incubator and Youngstown State University.

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