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Friday, October 26, 2018

Lordstown Energy Center Stirs Excitement in Community

From The Business Journal:
Four years in the making, the new Lordstown Energy Center stands as an example of how advanced technology is reshaping the industrial landscape of the Mahoning Valley, officials say. 
“This is about what’s coming, about what is next,” says James Dignan, president and CEO of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “This is a great day for the Mahoning Valley.” 
Dignan was among a host of community leaders and media invited to an open house Wednesday at the Lordstown Energy Center – a $1 billion combined cycle electrical generation plant that began operations earlier this month. 
“Just fathom this – a $1 billion investment,” Dignan says. “This says we’re open for business, jobs and investment.” 
Representatives from Trumbull County, the village of Lordstown, the Lordstown School District, and the chamber were provided with an up-close look at a project that has taken at least four years to reach this stage. 
“This was a long time coming,” Mayor Arno Hill says. “Construction started in June 2016, but it took 27 months of work before that.”
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