Trumbull Commissioners Approve Economic Development Contract With Chamber

Aug 15, 2019
Trumbull County Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multi-faceted economic development efforts in the county.

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Trumbull County Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multi-faceted economic development efforts in the county.

The Chamber oversees the retention and expansion of local business and attraction of new investment throughout the Valley, providing a broad range of proven economic development services by assisting companies in identifying suitable properties, securing project incentives, obtaining strategic information and much more.

Sarah Boyarko, the Chamber's chief operating officer and senior vice president of Economic Development, said, "In 2018 and year-to-date in 2019, the Regional Chamber managed 12 Trumbull County projects totaling $279,865,700 of private company investment and resulting in the creation of 1,291 new jobs and retention of 944 positions."

Two such projects that the Regional Chamber led included the $60 million expansion of the Ellwood Group's Hubbard Township plant that will produce aluminum billet/slabs and the attraction of the 1.2 million square-foot HomeGoods Distribution Center that will create 1,000 new jobs in the Village of Lordstown. Construction at both locations is underway.

Mauro Cantalamessa, president of the Board of Commissioners, noted that, "We must continue to work with our economic development partners to ensure success for Trumbull County. The Regional Chamber is an important part of that process through its advocacy, business development and services."

The Chamber is currently managing 18 pending projects throughout the Valley, totaling $1,487,085,000, that are expected to be announced within the next 12 to 24 months. "Companies have targeted the majority of this investment for Trumbull County, and we look forward to these future announcements, as well as bringing several new companies to our market," said Boyarko.

The Regional Chamber's Economic Development division, including Workforce Development, is housed on the fourth floor of the Mahoning Building in Downtown Warren.

For additional information on the Regional Chamber's economic development services, visit regionalchamber.com.