Mayor Jamael Tito Brown

This Rust Belt city is in the midst of a cultural and economic renaissance that combines rich historical tradition with the zeal of a new generation. The area is seeing a resurgence of business in its once-empty downtown area, including restaurants, bars, galleries and local shops, while organizations like the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation seek to shore up the urban neighborhoods and the marketing platform “The City of You” supports local culture, events, and programs.