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Regional Chamber Economic Development News

Current Newsletter:


    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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  • Chamber Hosts SiteOhio Group, Tours Valley Property That Is Nearly Certified

    Mar 28, 2018
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber recently hosted a group from JobsOhio and TeamNEO, as well as the owners of InSite Consulting, to tour a 53-acre site in CASTLO Industrial Park—the only Valley site that is close to being certified to be marketed as client-ready for future investment and job opportunities, via a program the state launched in 2016.
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  • Fifteen Census Tracts Recommended For Federal Opportunity Zones

    Mar 27, 2018
    Last week, the State of Ohio recommended that 15 areas/census tracts in Mahoning and Trumbull counties be considered for federal Opportunity Zones, which could lead to new investment in our community via a program that is designed to drive long-term capital to distressed communities across the country.
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    Dec 20, 2017
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor a Valley manufacturer in early 2018 with their 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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    Dec 06, 2017
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s 2016 Victory for the Valley initiative and ongoing Community Connectors program both received recognition from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) at its annual Competitiveness Conference and Site Selector Forum in Chicago this week.
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  • Chamber, Weathersfield Township Team To Gather Public Input

    Dec 05, 2017
    Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and Weathersfield officials are seeking feedback and insight from residents and businesses in the township to analyze opportunities for growth there and are asking both to provide their opinions by completing a survey online.
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  • Chamber, City of Niles Seek Additional Public Input Via Survey

    Nov 27, 2017
    In follow-up to a public input meeting the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and City of Niles held in early November to garner feedback from residents and businesses there, the two entities are seeking additional insight via an online survey.
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  • 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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  • Chamber, Valley Leaders To Move Forward With Property Proposal for HQ2

    Sep 29, 2017
    With growing excitement over the past few weeks in response to Amazon’s Request for Proposal for locating its second corporate headquarters (HQ2) in North America—a project that will result in a $5 billion investment and 50,000 new jobs over 10-15 years—a group of Valley officials has decided to submit a proposal for a property in our region, after discussing the requirements of the RFP.
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