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Director of Research
330-744-2131, ext. 1104

Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips has been employed with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber since 1999 in various business research positions. Currently, as Director of Research, Phillips oversees the gathering, analysis and reporting of data relative to the area's economy, demographics and quality of life.  

She is involved in the request for information (RFI) process for attraction projects, GIS mapping for site development inquiries and customized research services. These duties align with the Chamber’s economic development efforts to provide business retention and expansion, site selection and supply chain resources to companies, both new and existing, so they may make actionable decisions that enhance their business sustainability.  

Previously within the Chamber, Phillips provided business counseling services to entrepreneurs. She has also been involved with economic development in roles such as supply chain analysis, resource coordination, grant and proposal writing and business plan analysis.  

Prior to joining the organization, she worked with data systems at the Youngstown State University Bookstore and YSU Small Business Development Center.  

Phillips recently earned a Certificate in Data Analytics and received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science, as well as a Certificate in Multimedia, all from Youngstown State University. 

The lifelong resident of the Mahoning Valley currently lives in Austintown with her husband Andy. 

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