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Brain Gain 2022 is here

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Brain Gain 2022 officially kicks off this month with new content.

We’re updating the Brain Gain homepage at to give it a fresh new look. The best stories will be highlighted, along with direct links to a new Brain Gain Resources page, our Brain Gain Navigators content, and a new financial literacy video series hosted by Farmers National Bank.

Resources are compiled and organized to give students, job seekers, and business owners a single location to find what they need. Whether you need training for a new job or to advance your career, need a local partner to help you grow your workforce, or need help starting your business, see our Resources page for a full list that will be continually updated.

Navigators returns with an expanded purpose as we target our virtual career exploration series at adult job seekers as well as students. We will introduce viewers to the men and women working in the in-demand jobs that are available in our backyard, especially careers in modern manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Also new for 2022 is Farmers Financial Focus, which will highlight the expert insights of Farmers National Bank executives. Topics will range from financial literacy to business loans to writing a business plan.

Editorial coverage will continue to focus on Brain Gain’s key goals: developing the workforce and creating a culture of entrepreneurship. Our reporters will explore best practices on relevant topics throughout the year.

Other new content coming this year will include profiles of minority and youth entrepreneurs and updates on how entrepreneurship is cultivated in business incubators across the region.

The Business Journal will also explore the changing nature of work, share the latest technological innovations to improve workplace efficiency, and explore the barriers that prevent residents from working in well-paying jobs.

We are grateful to the sponsors of Brain Gain for underwriting this important coverage.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.