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2018 Press Releases

  • Fifteen Census Tracts In Valley Approved For Federal Opportunity Zones

    Apr 20, 2018
    On Thursday the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service certified Opportunity Zones in five states—including Ohio—and one territory. Among Ohio’s approved census tracts are all of those that were recommended in the Valley.
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  • Boardman Resident Wins GMC Sierra Given Away at Health & Wellness Expo

    Apr 18, 2018
    Karen Cox of Boardman was the winner of a two-year lease on a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD Double Cab SLE, courtesy of Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.
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  • 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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