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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 540 firms and organizations with investment of $5.6 billion, resulting in 23,200 new jobs and 25.8 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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Incentive & Business Assistance 
Assistance with funding sources.
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International Trade & Foreign Investment 
Build your business globally.

Our Award-Winning Team Will Manage Your Project!

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:

  • 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:

  • Lordstown Energy Center - The Lordstown Energy Center is in the middle of construction on a $900 million facility that  will produce enough clean energy for 800,000 homes and provide more than $13 billion in economic impact over the next 40 years.  The facility is expected to open in 2018.  The Regional Chamber assisted the company with selecting the property as well as the permitting process on local and state levels.
  • Nordson Xaloy - With expansion plans looming, the company considered multiple sites to consolidate their three-state operations.  The Regional Chamber worked with the company to find the right location which included an attractive incentive package.  The company chose Austintown over other states, and is expected to be fully moved into the building and operational in 2017.
  • Anderson DuBose - To meet customer demand, the McDonald and Chipotle products supplier is expanding its facility and adding 30 new jobs.  Built in 2012, the warehouse and corporate headquarters complex serves a 4-state region.

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The Regional Chamber's Economic Development division partners with local development partners on projects that bring economic stability to the Mahoning Valley.

Together, the economic development agencies in the Youngstown-Warren area assisted in 111 startup, retention, expansion and attraction projects in 2016, resulting in nearly $1.1 billion of investment, 1,253 new jobs and 3,092 retained jobs.

The combined resources of the entities assist companies with infrastructure investment, tax incentives, loans, project coordination, grants oversight, technical advisement, property development and other services.

For more information, please see the 2016 Economic Development Report Card.