• Youngstown-Warren Region Realized More Than $216 Million of Investment in 2017

    Apr 11, 2018
    Private companies invested more than $216 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 2017 Economic Development Report Card (included in email), a total of 367 projects resulted in $216,256,009 invested, 926 new jobs and another 2,434 retained jobs. In 2016, 164 company projects resulted in nearly $1,137,203,886 of investment and 1,323 new jobs.
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  • Leadership Mahoning Valley Applications Available

    Apr 11, 2018
    Applications for the Leadership Mahoning Valley class of 2018-2019 are now available and may be submitted through June 1, 2018. Created to identify individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who demonstrate leadership talent and community commitment, the program provides adult community leaders with a general overview of the Mahoning Valley, an opportunity for increased understanding of key community issues and the potential to develop effective working relationships with other civic leaders.
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  • Regional Chamber Launching Drug Testing Component of JobsNow Program

    Apr 11, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is launching to its membership the free drug testing component of its JobsNow program, in partnership with Steward Health Care. The Chamber’s JobsNow workforce initiative was created in 2015 to help close the gap between the demand for skilled labor and the supply of workforce-ready employees in the Valley. Skilled employees are needed to meet the growing demand for manufacturing, communications and energy jobs in the region
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  • Hundred of Letters Sent to Trump in Support of Camp Ravenna for the East Coast Missle Defense System Site

    Apr 04, 2018
    As the Trump Administration looks to choose a site in coming months for the East Coast Missile Defense System, support is quickly mounting across the State of Ohio for the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center to be named the location for the $4.6 billion project.
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  • Chamber Hosts SiteOhio Group, Tours Valley Property That Is Nearly Certified

    Mar 28, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber recently hosted a group from JobsOhio and TeamNEO, as well as the owners of InSite Consulting, to tour a 53-acre site in CASTLO Industrial Park—the only Valley site that is close to being certified to be marketed as client-ready for future investment and job opportunities, via a program the state launched in 2016.
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  • Fifteen Census Tracts Recommended For Federal Opportunity Zones

    Mar 27, 2018
    Last week, the State of Ohio recommended that 15 areas/census tracts in Mahoning and Trumbull counties be considered for federal Opportunity Zones, which could lead to new investment in our community via a program that is designed to drive long-term capital to distressed communities across the country.
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  • Coviello Appointed To Ohio Turnpike And Infrastructure Commission

    Mar 23, 2018
    Ohio Governor John Kasich appointed the Regional Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs Guy Coviello to the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission for a term beginning March 22, 2018, and ending June 30, 2023.
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  • Could President Trump’s State of the Union Address Include Next Steps for Missile Defense…and Camp Ravenna?

    Jan 29, 2018
    Clues about how the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) and Camp Ravenna fit into the future of America’s national defense could be revealed Tuesday night during President Trump’s State of the Union Address, according to the director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC).
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  • Regional Chamber Board Opposes HB 193

    Jan 09, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors voted to oppose Ohio House Bill 193, which would prohibit an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated against influenza.
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  • NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Dec 20, 2017
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor a Valley manufacturer in early 2018 with their 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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