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2019 Press Releases

  • 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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