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Your Single Point of Contact for Economic Development Information and Project Assistance

The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Division has helped more than 600 firms and organizations with investment of $9.5 billion, resulting in 28,100 new jobs, 35,200 retained jobs and 32.7 million square feet of building space constructed or absorbed.

The Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Division provides a broad range of expert, confidential and proven business development services. We will help you identify available buildings and sites, secure project incentives, obtain information, plus a whole lot more


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The Regional Chamber's Economic Development division is an award-winning catalyst for continued economic development and local businesses. Some of our prestigious awards include:

  • 2020 Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) Excellence in Marketing & Communications: Lordstown Motors Corporation Supplier Procurement Events (winner)
  • 2019 Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) Excellence in Marketing & Communications: Columbus Drive-In/Washington D.C. Fly-In (winner)
  • 2019 Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) - Economic Development Professional Rookie of the Year: Shea MacMillan, Manager of Business Development (finalist)
  • 2018 Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) - Workforce Development Program: JobsNow Workforce Initiative (winner)
  • 2018 Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) - Economic Development Professional Rookie of the Year: Lauren Johnson, Manager of Business Development and 422 Corridor (runner up)
  • 2017 Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) - ED Marketing Program: Victory for Our Valley (winner)
  • 2017 Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) - Workforce Development Program: Community Connectors (runner up)
  • 2016 International Economic Development Council - Regionalism and Cross-Collaboration: OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative
  • 2015 Ohio Economic Development Association Excellence Awards - Innovation:  OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative
  • 2013 Dominion East Ohio Community Impact Awards: Seimens PLM Software YSU Project
  • 2012 Team NEO/Inside Business Magazine Economic Development Impact Award - Business Attraction: Exterran Energy Services
  • 2012 Ohio Economic Development Association Excellence Awards - Innovation:  Siemens Corp.
  • 2012 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP Ohio Chapter): Ohio Commerce Center Job Ready Site

Some of our recent major projects include:

  • Macy's Corporate Services LLC - Macy’s Corporate Services LLC, operating as a distribution and logistics center for Macy’s Inc. in North Jackson, has announced plans to expand at the facility to operate a fulfillment center. The project will include a $29.9 million capital investment to accommodate this growth, add 417 new jobs and retain 55 employees. The Regional Chamber assisted the company with access to resources.
  • M&M Industries - M&M Industries recently announced its $37 million investment in real estate and machinery and equipment, which will result in the creation of 106 new jobs. The U.S.-based plastics pail manufacturer's products offer unique solutions to storing hazardous and non-hazardous solids and liquids. Regional Chamber supported M&M Industries by coordinating local discussions and providing resources that aided in the company’s decision to locate in the Valley.
  • United Freezer and Storage Company - The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) awarded United Freezer and Storage Company (UFSCO) a $21,000 grant to support proposed rail upgrades at its Austintown Township facility. The grant will assist with $42,000 worth of improvements to a rail spur on site that will enable the company to receive 72-foot rail cars. The Regional Chamber helped coordinate the grant request. By expanding rail capabilities, UFSCO will be able to provide a higher level of service to customers and secure new business opportunities.

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Youngstown-Warren Region Realized More Than $2.9 Billion of Investment in 2020

Private companies invested more than $2.9 billion 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 2020 Economic Development Report Card—a total of 78 projects resulted in $2,956,016,640 invested, 4,191 new jobs and 1,965 retained jobs. 

In comparison, in 2019, 66 company projects resulted in $284,254,524 of investment, 1,851 new jobs and 2,809 retained jobs.

Sarah Boyarko, COO at the Regional Chamber, said, “The report card is used to inform our community about the diverse economic growth throughout the two-county area. The participating entities work collectively to support businesses to help make these investments a reality, and the report card and information provided are always well received.” 

The Chamber, in partnership with 15 other agencies, gathers data on economic development investment in the Valley annually. The entities’ combined resources assist companies with infrastructure investment, tax incentives, loans, project coordination, grant oversight, technical advisement, property development and other services. Each individual agency provides project investment for business attraction, retention/expansion and/or startup; job creation/retention; and notable activity that occurred within its reporting year. The collective efforts of the agencies are screened for duplication and then presented in the report card.

William Turner, executive director, Trumbull County Workforce Development Board, said, “The data in this report is, and has been, beneficial for the Trumbull County Workforce Development Board and the Area 18 OMJ Center in remaining apprised of the economic development activity in our area and coordinating and offering employer and job seeker services and strategies. The information is also valuable in developing, coordinating and planning services.”

John Moliterno, executive director at the Western Reserve Port Authority, added, “The Report Card is a great way to celebrate Valley success stories. The collaboration of the public and private sector brings mileage to all our efforts. We are optimistic the private investment momentum of 2020 will continue into 2021.”

The Regional Chamber’s partners in Mahoning and Trumbull counties include BRITE Energy Innovators; CASTLO Community Improvement Corp.; City of Warren; City of Youngstown; Eastgate Regional Council of Governments; Ohio Development Services Agency Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC); OhioMeansJobs Mahoning and Trumbull counties; Ohio Small Business Development Center, Export Assistance Network of Youngstown State University; Trumbull County Planning Commission; Valley Economic Development Partners; Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp.; Western Reserve Port Authority/Northeast Ohio Development and Finance Authority; Youngstown Business Incubator; and Youngstown State University Office of Community and Economic Development. 

About the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber: The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is a private, nonprofit economic development organization serving Mahoning and Trumbull counties in northeast Ohio. The Regional Chamber supports local expansion and attraction of new investment and job creation in the two-county area by providing services such as site selection, customized research and program coordination. The Regional Chamber is currently managing nearly $1.5 billion of pending investment that is expected to be announced over the next 12 to 24 months. For more information, visit www.regionalchamber.com.

For more information, please see the 2020 Economic Development Report Card