Welcome to the official website for the River of Opportunity. We are in the second phase of planning efforts to revitalize the Mahoning River Corridor. Explore our website to learn more about the project and how you can get involved!

River of Opportunity

Our region’s identity has long been tied to steel. Revitalizing the Mahoning River Corridor gives us a chance to re-brand and re-identify what has always been our Valley’s greatest resource. Without the river, steel could have never been produced here; and without the steel industry’s departure, our mighty river would not be making its current comeback.

Let’s give the river the credit it deserves and allow it to be our centerpiece for the Valley; to introduce a shift in our ideas about economic development and what shared prosperity in the Valley can look like.

We Need Your Input!

An important part of the planning process is public input. We want all community members to feel that their voice has been heard. Start sharing your thoughts!

Recent Posts

Help Us Kickoff the Next Phase of Planning!

The Mahoning River Corridor Revitalization Plan is entering a new phase of planning! The Appalachian Community Grant Program is funding this next planning phase. We will be expanding on the recommendations generated in the Mahoning Corridor Revitalization Plan with a...

Read the Mahoning River Revitalization Plan!

The final plan is ready for viewing! Check out the Resources tab to download a copy. Be sure to let us know your feedback in the comments!

View Project Video!

A project video was recently produced showcasing the current and future states of the Mahoning River Valley. The video details each community and their priority sites. Check out the video down below! [video width="960" height="540"...

Leavittsburg Dam Request for Public Comment

Make your voice heard!The Mahoning River Corridor Revitalization Plan includes analysis of how potential dam removals would impact Mahoning River water levels and the surrounding land. The analysis relative to the Leavittsburg Dam is now available for public...

What Do YOU Want to See?

Ready to tell us your thoughts? We want to hear from you! Let us know what YOUR vision for the Mahoning River Corridor is by participating in the Community Survey or Mapping Activity. Click the "Get Involved!" tab above to get started, and don't forget to share with...

In the News

We're making a splash in the Valley - check out these articles about the Mahoning River Corridor Revitalization Plan from various media outlets:  The Business Journal 21 WFMJ The Vindicator Tribune Chronicle Have you heard or seen any other news about the project? Let...

Official Kick-Off

The Mahoning River Corridor Revitalization Plan officially kicked off at the first Steering Committee meeting on Friday, June 26th. Members of the Steering Committee, comprised of mayors and trustees from each of the 13 involved communities, attended the outdoor...


Welcome to the official website of the Mahoning River Corridor Revitalization Plan. Here, you will find the most current information about all planning and project efforts, including opportunities for input, status updates, and presentation materials. More information...