CANTON, Ohio (News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – The $673,000 that Stark County commissioners have agreed to give to Strengthening Stark will get the economic-development organization up and running.

There are plans to create a jobs database, to better match high schools and colleges with the skill sets needed in the workplace, and providing help for new businesses trying to raise capital.

Local foundations and businesses are expected to contribute to the organization.