The Regional Chamber's International Business Attraction program offers combination of local and regional resources and services to foreign companies seeking to locate in the Youngstown-Warren area.
For individualized business services and questions about locating in the Youngstown-Warren area, contact Eric Planey, the Regional Chamber's Vice President of International Business Attraction, at 330.744.2131 ext. 26.
Through the Regional Chamber's international business attraction collaboration with NEOTEC, assistance for foreign investors includes:
Relocation Assistance: Global Rapid Response Team
Through NEOTEC, foreign companies can utilize the services of the Northeast Ohio Global Rapid Response Team—a group of professional volunteers in the areas of international banking and finance, international law, immigration, workforce, education, logistics and relocation support. The team is available to help your with your expansion into Northeast Ohio.
Cost Savings: Foreign-Trade Zone 181
Foreign companies should consider locating in the Youngstown-Warren area's Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ 181). A foreign-trade zone is a designated area within the U.S. that is considered to be outside the stream of international commerce. Certain types of merchandise may be admitted into the zone without being subject to Customs duties or certain excise taxes. By locating in an FTZ, your company will benefit from this important global supply chain management tool that can help you reduce paperwork, improve cash flow, increase flexibility and save time. More information about FTZ incentives can be found here.