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  • Regional Chamber, City of Niles Look To Redevelop Properties To Spur Growth

    May 01, 2017
    The Regional Chamber and City of Niles have launched an aggressive property redevelopment program using a recently completed Youngstown State University study. The study, spearheaded by volunteers from The Avenue & Main community group and completed by YSU’s Regional Economic Development Initiative, identified abandoned and tax-delinquent properties throughout the city. The Regional Chamber’s Economic Development team and city leaders are now engaged in positioning those parcels for future economic growth.
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  • Local Agencies Assisted With $1.092 Billion of Investment In 2016

    Apr 17, 2017
    Private companies invested more than $1.092 billion in the Valley last year with the help of regional economic development agencies—a significant increase from 2015, when investment totaled about a billion less.
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  • Regional Chamber Seeks Wage and Benefit Data From Area Businesses

    Mar 23, 2017
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is asking businesses in the Valley to participate in its online 2017 Starting Wages and Benefits survey, which differs from other wage surveys in that it focuses on starting, rather than average, wages.
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  • City of Niles Contracts With Chamber For Development Services

    Feb 21, 2017
    In an effort to position itself to grow existing businesses and attract new business, the City of Niles has entered into a contract with the Regional Chamber to provide customized economic development services.
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  • Weathersfield Township Contracts With Chamber For Development Services

    Dec 21, 2016
    In an effort to position itself to grow existing businesses and attract new business, Weathersfield Township has entered into a contract with the Regional Chamber to provide customized economic development and related services.
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  • Nominations Sought for New "Excellence In Manufacturing" Award

    Nov 21, 2016
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor a Valley manufacturer in early 2017 with their first 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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  • Nordson Receives Tax Abatement for Austintown Facility

    Nov 14, 2016
    Westlake, Ohio-based Nordson Corporation received a 60 percent, 10-year Enterprise Zone tax abatement this evening from Austintown Township Trustees for building renovations to be completed at its new manufacturing center at 375 Victoria Road (the former Tamarkin facility).
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  • Export Initiative Partners Join Leaders from Around the World at Global Cities Summit in Washington, D.C.

    Oct 03, 2016
    Representatives of the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative attended the Brookings Institution’s Global Cities Summit in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28 and 29 to engage in peer-to-peer learning through panel discussions, workshop sessions, networking opportunities and a public forum.
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  • OH-PA Export Initiative Receives Prestigious IEDC Award In Cleveland

    Sep 28, 2016
    The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative that is bringing exporting awareness, foreign direct investment and supply chain matching to a 10-county region in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania received recognition from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) at its annual conference in Cleveland on Tuesday.
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  • Youngstown Named One of Best US Cities for Export Assistance

    Oct 30, 2015
    Global Trade Magazine ranked Youngstown one of the “Best Cities for Export Assistance” in its fourth annual “Best Cities for Global Trade” report in October. The publication recognized the OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative, a 10-county effort created and launched by the Regional Chamber and Youngstown State University’s International Trade Assistance Center in January to increase export activity in the region.
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