The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments recently released its 2013-16 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the region encompassing Ashtabula, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties.  The study finds that economic diversity, improved training and statistically-based decision-making would improve not only the local economy, but also the local quality of life, The Vindicator reports. Pointing to the hardships that followed in the wake of the age of steel, the study further indicates that area businesses must diversify, or they will be at risk of suffering significant financial losses when the local oil and gas industry declines. For more, read the full story and report.