This is a report on Youngstown by France 24 International News from October. It's a pretty frank look at the economic conditions of the area. I don't remember anyone posting it on the area sites but loyal reader Laura in Las Vegas passed the link along. Judging from the comments on the news website, however, some folks found it.
The reporter's comments on trying to find downtown and then realizing the dilapidated area he was in was very close struck home. I'm a champion of the work being done downtown and am very proud of the strides made with the Youngstown Business Incubator but the drive into downtown, from any direction, is just not appealing. Whether you come from Hubbard, Boardman or Liberty, the sight of overgrown vegetation and abandoned buildings is foreboding.
Click here to view the report.
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