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2017 Press Releases

  • As Youngstown-Warren Doesn’t Meet All Amazon HQ2 Criteria, Chamber & Valley Leaders Throw Support To Cleveland

    Oct 25, 2017
    After final determination that the Youngstown-Warren region does not meet all of the criteria for Amazon’s proposed second corporate headquarters (HQ2), the Regional Chamber and local leaders are standing behind the decision of its economic development partners TeamNEO and JobsOhio to submit a Cleveland site that did meet all criteria for consideration for the $5 billion project.
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  • Humphries Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

    Oct 20, 2017
    Regional Chamber President & CEO Tom Humphries is among five prominent northeast Ohio business leaders who will be inducted into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader Business Hall of Fame on November 2 in Cleveland.
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  • State Controlling Board Approves $100,000 Grant for Girard Gas Station Cleanup

    Oct 16, 2017
    The State of Ohio Controlling Board approved at its meeting today a Fast Track Abandoned Gas Station Grant of up to $100,000 to fund the cleanup of an abandoned gas station site on S. State Street in Girard. The former McQuaids station, which has been vacant, boarded and non-operational for several years, was acquired by the Trumbull County Treasurer through foreclosure last year.
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  • Valley Leaders Announce Preferred Site for Amazon HQ2 Proposal

    Oct 09, 2017
    The Regional Chamber, in partnership with Trumbull County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Fuda, Mahoning County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Ditzler, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and Youngstown Mayor John McNally, have chosen Enterprise Park at Eastwood as the preferred property to submit for consideration for Amazon’s second corporate headquarters (HQ2).
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  • Venture Plastics Receives Abatement for $3 Million Expansion

    Oct 04, 2017
    Both Trumbull County Commissioners and Braceville Township Trustees approved at their respective meetings this morning and Tuesday evening a 10-year, 60 percent enterprise zone abatement of real estate taxes—as presented by the Trumbull County Planning Commission—for a nearly $3 million expansion project at Venture Plastics, located at 4000 Warren-Ravenna Road.
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