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Regional Chamber Economic Development News


Current Newsletter:
  • 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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  • Ohio Tax Credit Authority Approves Job Creation Tax Credit for Youngstown Tool & Die Project

    Jan 31, 2019
    The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.467 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for Phoenix International, Youngstown Tool & Die’s parent company, in support of its expansion in the Salt Springs Industrial Park in the City of Youngstown. The company will invest more than $12 million to construct a 60,000 square-foot manufacturing plant and equip this new facility with the latest advanced technology to service existing customers and expand market share.
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  • OP-ED: Stay the Course for YARS and Camp Garfield

    Jan 04, 2019
    OP-ED by By Vito Abruzzino, Esq., Executive Director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield (formerly Camp Ravenna) and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) have had, arguably, their best year in more than a decade. To that end, the community as a whole, our state legislative leaders and our federal delegation have all contributed to their recent successes, with a nice “push” from the Youngstown /Warren Regional Chamber’s advocacy arm, the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC). Where we go from here largely depends on staying the course and continuing to ring the bell for our local military installations.
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  • Lordstown Energy Center Contributes $15,000 to “Drive It Home Ohio” Campaign

    Jan 02, 2019
    Officials from the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC) presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Drive It Home Ohio Coalition during a special ceremony December 28 at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Hall in Warren.
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  • Weathersfield Township Renews Contract With Chamber For Development Services

    Dec 19, 2018
    Weathersfield Township Trustees voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday evening to renew their contract with the Regional Chamber for customized economic development and related services for 2019—the third consecutive year they have contracted for the services.
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  • CHAMBER’S JOBSNOW WORKFORCE INITIATIVE RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS MAEDC AWARD IN CHICAGO

    Dec 04, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s JobsNow Workforce initiative received recognition from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at its annual Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum in Chicago on Monday.
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  • HALTEC CORPORATION TO RECEIVE “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Nov 08, 2018
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor and present the Haltec Corporation of Salem with the second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chamber’s Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 14 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
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  • Johnson Recognized for Economic Development Efforts at OEDA Summit

    Oct 19, 2018
    Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Manager of Business Development Lauren Johnson was recognized as one of three statewide finalists, and named Runner Up, for the Rookie of the Year award presented by the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) at its Annual Summit in Columbus on Wednesday.
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  • Chamber Announces Promotions for Santucci, Phillips

    Oct 18, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Santucci to the position of director of Government and Public Affairs, while Michelle Phillips has been named director of Research.
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  • NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR SECOND “EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING” AWARD

    Sep 28, 2018
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will again honor a Valley manufacturer with their second 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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  • ELLWOOD GROUP INCORPORATED ANNOUNCES NEW ALUMINUM MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN HUBBARD, OHIO

    Sep 20, 2018
    ELLWOOD GROUP INCORPORATED (EGI), a leading supplier of world-class, high-quality metals and custom-engineered components, announced today the construction of a new aluminum casting facility at its Ellwood Engineered Castings (EEC) site in Hubbard, OH. The new 70,000 square-foot Ellwood Aluminum manufacturing plant will expand the materials production capabilities of the 108-year-old company for the first time beyond its historical focus, steel, to better serve the tool and die, aerospace forging, plate mill rolling, and extrusion industries.
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  • Boyarko Named Chamber’s Chief Operating Officer

    Aug 24, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah Boyarko to Chief Operating Officer of the organization.
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  • Trumbull Commissioners Approve Economic Development Contract With Chamber

    Aug 16, 2018
    Trumbull County Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multi-faceted economic development efforts in the county.
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  • Chambers Partner To Compile Regional Employment Opportunities for Displaced General Motors, Other Workers

    Jun 20, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has partnered with the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Greater Akron Chamber 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 & Comprehensive Logistics.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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