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Regional Chamber Economic Development News


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

    Feb 25, 2021
    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.
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  • Panelmatic Building Solutions Named 2020 Excellence in Manufacturing Award Recipient

    Oct 21, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET are pleased to announce that Panelmatic Building Solutions is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Manufacturing Award, to be presented at the Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 5 at the Eastwood Event Centre.
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  • Chamber's MacMillan Earns Ohio CED Credential

    Oct 01, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Shea MacMillan, manager of Business Development, has completed the necessary coursework through the Ohio Economic Development Institute to earn the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential.
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  • Chamber's LMC Supplier Events Earn Recognition from OEDA

    Oct 01, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber's Economic Development Division was recognized at the Ohio Economic Development Association's (OEDA) Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony, held virtually today, for their efforts in economic development marketing.
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  • Nominations Sought for Fourth "Excellence in Manufacturing" Award

    Aug 05, 2020
    The Regional Chamber and MAGNET will again partner to honor a Valley manufacturer with the Chamber's fourth 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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  • Trumbull Commissioners Approve Economic Development Contract with Chamber

    Jul 30, 2020
    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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  • Regional Chamber Seeking Participation for Relocation Guide Updates/Redesign

    Jul 22, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce it is undertaking a redesign of the Youngstown-Warren Relocation Guide, to be completed in early 2021, and is seeking participation from local stakeholders and past users of the piece in the update process.
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  • Regional Chamber Launches First Construction & Procurement Guide

    May 06, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is excited to announce the launch of its first Construction & Procurement Guide, which promotes the capabilities of our members in those sectors and provides a single source of information for companies that need their services. The easy-to-use piece includes more than 300 industry members covering all aspects of construction: planning and architecture, site development, general and specialty contractors, specialty services such as brownfield remediation and rail construction and repair and much more.
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  • Chamber Releases First BR&E Annual Report

    Apr 24, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is releasing its first business retention and expansion (BR&E) annual report, breaking down the 400 visits its Economic Development team made to businesses in the Valley in 2019.
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  • Youngstown-Warren Region Recognized More Than $284 Million of Investment in 2019

    Mar 23, 2020
    Private companies invested more than $284 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 2019 Economic Development Report Card—a total of 66 projects resulted in $284,254,524 invested, 1,851 new jobs and 2,809 retained jobs.
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  • Regional Chamber Releases Results of Economic Development Work in 2019

    Mar 20, 2020
    In 2019, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber supported economic development projects that resulted in more than $213 million of investment, the creation of 1,218 jobs and the retention of 901 existing positions throughout the Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The company investments that were announced last year included local industrial expansions and several new attraction projects, with a majority resulting from the Chamber's ongoing business retention and expansion (BR&E) efforts that comprise 400-600 visits to companies annually.
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  • United Freezer and Storage Awarded Grant for Rail Improvements

    Mar 18, 2020
    Today, in Columbus, 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. 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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  • Economic Development Agencies Along the Lake To River Corridor Partner to Generate Development Opportunities

    Mar 16, 2020
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County, Columbiana County Port Authority, Columbiana County Office of Economic Development and The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center have come together to generate business growth in the Lake to River Region of northeast Ohio.
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  • Quality Switch to Receive "Excellence in Manufacturing" Award

    Nov 04, 2019
    The Regional Chamber and partner MAGNET will honor and present Quality Switch of Newton Falls with the third annual Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chamber's Economic Forecast breakfast on Nov. 13 at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman.
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  • Santucci, MacMillan Recognized for Efforts at OEDA Summit

    Oct 10, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Director of Government & Public Affairs Nick Santucci and Manager of Business Development Shea MacMillan were recognized at the Ohio Economic Development Association’s (OEDA) Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony in Columbus on Wednesday for their efforts in economic development and government affairs.
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  • Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation Receives Donation from Farmers Trust

    Sep 16, 2019
    The Farmers Charitable Foundation recently invested $5,000 in the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber Foundation for 2019 economic development initiatives in the Valley.
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  • Area Chambers Come Together to Host Inaugural "Rising Rust Belt: A Regional Revitalization Economic Summit" Oct. 6 & 7

    Sep 04, 2019
    The summit—an outgrowth of a more than a year of conversations between three chamber directors whose organizations encompass five counties and two states in ground zero of the Rust Belt—will focus on Rust Belt-specific revitalization problem-solving results throughout the region.
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  • Trumbull Commissioners Approve Economic Development Contract With Chamber

    Aug 15, 2019
    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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  • Nominations Sought for Third "Excellence in Manufacturing" Award

    Aug 09, 2019
    The Regional Chamber and MAGNET will again partner to honor a Valley manufacturer with the Chamber's third 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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  • Chamber's Johnson Earns Ohio CED Credential

    Aug 08, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Lauren Johnson, manager of the 422 Project and Business Development, has completed the necessary coursework through the Ohio Economic Development Institute to earn the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential.
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