Ron Cole, manager of marketing and communications for YSU, described the tuition cut as an effort to make YSU more accessible to those students in western Pennsylvania counties.
"This fits in well with a movement taking place with Congressmen Tim Ryan and Jason Atmire. They are making an effort to develop a tech belt between Cleveland, Youngstown and Pittsburgh. We really need to look at ourselves as a region instead of Ohio and Pennsylvania," said Cole.
You can read more about this emerging postindustrial geography at i will shout youngstown.