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International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

certificates of origin contactAs a business strategy, exporting promotes growth and stability within companies. The OH-PA-Region metro area exports approximately one quarter of its goods to international markets. Given its importance in our local economy, the Regional Chamber is committed to assisting companies with international trade whether attracting foreign direct investment or exploring exporting opportunities. 

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Ohio-Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative

Focused on growing exports along with building foreign direct investment in the region, this ten-county program was founded in collaboration by the Regional Chamber, Youngstown State University-Export Assistance Network Office and Northwest Commission of Pennsylvania.

The ten counties border the Ohio and Pennsylvania state line and include Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull in Ohio and Beaver, Butler, Crawford, Erie, Lawrence and Mercer in Pennsylvania.

The initiative offers programs and direct assistance specifically geared toward growing exports. Information services are also provided to assist foreign companies with their investment into the 10-county region.

Please visit the website for more information including events, contacts and opportunities.

Exporting to Cuba

The Regional Chamber has many resources available if you are interested in expanding your market to include Cuba.  As trade restrictions are lifted, the Regional Chamber has been actively involved in bringing information and connections to our local business community.  The Chamber, elected officials, companies and consultants traveled to Cuba in February 2016, successfully establishing contacts and building relationships. 

The next visit to the country is planned for March 2017.  If you are interested in additional information, please contact the Sarah Boyarko.

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