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Regional Chamber Economic Development News


Current Newsletter:
  • Regional Chamber Launching New Economic Impact Analysis Service

    Jun 12, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is now offering economic impact analyses as part of its unique portfolio of services for businesses, local governments and other organizations throughout the Mahoning Valley.
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  • Regional Chamber, Partners Form Rail Commission

    May 30, 2019
    In response to a request by a Class 1 railroad to begin the abandonment of 14 miles of rail line that runs from Newton Falls through Warren, and the eventual approval of this request, Trumbull County Commissioners brought together regional partners—which then joined to form the Mahoning Valley Rail Commission—to discuss how similar matters can be addressed with the most optimal outcome.
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  • Regional Chamber to Provide List of Employment and Training Opportunities for Displaced Falcon Transport Workers

    May 17, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has compiled a list of companies locally and across the country that are hiring and willing to offer work opportunities to displaced workers from Falcon Transport.
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  • Panelmatic, Inc. Announces New Building Solutions Division To Be Headquartered At Facility In Brookfield

    May 06, 2019
    Panelmatic, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom-built electrical and process instrument control panels, announced today the addition of a new division, Panelmatic Building Solutions (PBS), to be headquartered in Brookfield Township.
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  • City of Girard, Regional Chamber Renew 422 Partnership, Announce Community Workday

    May 03, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and City of Girard are pleased to announce a fourth renewal of their annual contract for management of the 422 Corridor Project.
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  • Chemical Bank, Chamber Foundation Support JobsNow

    Mar 27, 2019
    Chemical Bank announced the renewal of its annual $10,000 pledge to the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation to support education and workforce development in the Mahoning Valley. The grant will enable the Regional Chamber to continue with its efforts to provide and promote the award-winning JobsNow program, ranked the No. 1 workforce development program by the Mid America Economic Development Council.
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  • Taylor Coil Processing Receives Grant from ORDC for Lordstown Facility

    Mar 27, 2019
    At its board meeting today, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant award of $56,125 to Taylor Coil Processing in support of needed rail spur upgrades at the company’s facility in Lordstown.
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  • Youngstown-Warren Region Realized More Than $173 Million of Investment in 2018

    Mar 04, 2019
    Private companies invested more than $173 million in the Valley last year, many with the help of regional economic development agencies. According to data compiled by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its economic development partners, and published in the 2018 Economic Development Report Card, a total of 102 projects resulted in $173,364,100 invested, 1,157 new jobs and another 3,271 retained jobs.
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  • Chambers Partner to Update Regional Employment Opportunities for Displaced General Motors, Other Workers

    Feb 07, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has again partnered with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Greater Akron Chamber and Medina County Economic Development Corporation in Ohio and the Shenango Valley and Lawrence County chambers in Pennsylvania to build a list of companies within the respective region that are hiring and willing to offer work opportunities to displaced workers from General Motors Lordstown, Magna Seating and Comprehensive Logistics.
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  • Dignan Named Chair of Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition

    Jan 31, 2019
    Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President & CEO James Dignan has been named chairman of the Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The Coalition, comprising the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the state’s eight largest metropolitan chambers of commerce, has a combined membership of more than 25,000 businesses providing nearly 2 million jobs.
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  • Ohio Tax Credit Authority Approves Job Creation Tax Credit for Youngstown Tool & Die Project

    Jan 31, 2019
    The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.467 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for Phoenix International, Youngstown Tool & Die’s parent company, in support of its expansion in the Salt Springs Industrial Park in the City of Youngstown. The company will invest more than $12 million to construct a 60,000 square-foot manufacturing plant and equip this new facility with the latest advanced technology to service existing customers and expand market share.
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  • OP-ED: Stay the Course for YARS and Camp Garfield

    Jan 04, 2019
    OP-ED by By Vito Abruzzino, Esq., Executive Director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield (formerly Camp Ravenna) and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) have had, arguably, their best year in more than a decade. To that end, the community as a whole, our state legislative leaders and our federal delegation have all contributed to their recent successes, with a nice “push” from the Youngstown /Warren Regional Chamber’s advocacy arm, the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC). Where we go from here largely depends on staying the course and continuing to ring the bell for our local military installations.
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  • Lordstown Energy Center Contributes $15,000 to “Drive It Home Ohio” Campaign

    Jan 02, 2019
    Officials from the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC) presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Drive It Home Ohio Coalition during a special ceremony December 28 at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Hall in Warren.
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  • Weathersfield Township Renews Contract With Chamber For Development Services

    Dec 19, 2018
    Weathersfield Township Trustees voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday evening to renew their contract with the Regional Chamber for customized economic development and related services for 2019—the third consecutive year they have contracted for the services.
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  • CHAMBER’S JOBSNOW WORKFORCE INITIATIVE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MAEDC AWARD IN CHICAGO

    Dec 04, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s JobsNow Workforce initiative received recognition from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at its annual Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum in Chicago on Monday.
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  • HALTEC CORPORATION TO RECEIVE “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Nov 08, 2018
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor and present the Haltec Corporation of Salem with the second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chamber’s Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 14 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
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  • Johnson Recognized for Economic Development Efforts at OEDA Summit

    Oct 19, 2018
    Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Manager of Business Development Lauren Johnson was recognized as one of three statewide finalists, and named Runner Up, for the Rookie of the Year award presented by the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) at its Annual Summit in Columbus on Wednesday.
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  • Chamber Announces Promotions for Santucci, Phillips

    Oct 18, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Santucci to the position of director of Government and Public Affairs, while Michelle Phillips has been named director of Research.
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  • NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SECOND “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Sep 28, 2018
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will again honor a Valley manufacturer with their second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award. Nominations are now being accepted for the award, which focuses on a company’s longevity in business, growth, product innovation and achievement.
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  • ELLWOOD GROUP INCORPORATED ANNOUNCES NEW ALUMINUM MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN HUBBARD, OHIO

    Sep 20, 2018
    ELLWOOD GROUP INCORPORATED (EGI), a leading supplier of world-class, high-quality metals and custom-engineered components, announced today the construction of a new aluminum casting facility at its Ellwood Engineered Castings (EEC) site in Hubbard, OH. The new 70,000 square-foot Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing plant will expand the materials production capabilities of the 108-year-old company for the first time beyond its historical focus, steel, to better serve the tool and die, aerospace forging, plate mill rolling, and extrusion industries.
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