2015 Press Releases

  • Regional Chamber launches Rebuilding America series; Local program to address ‘middle skills’ gap

    Apr 16, 2015
    A Harvard Business School senior lecturer and a manufacturing career pathways summit are among the highlights of a four-part Regional Chamber series that focuses on arming workers with the “middle skills” needed to meet employment demands.
    Full story
  • Chamber announces regional partnership with Farm Bureau

    Apr 07, 2015
    A new economic development partnership will focus on a growing agricultural sector that involves more than 7,000 northeast Ohio farms, including many in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
    Full story
  • Cuban diplomats from Washington visit Valley

    Apr 02, 2015
    In anticipation of renewed trade relations between the U.S. and Cuba, the Regional Chamber and Youngstown State University are hosting two Cuban diplomats this week.
    Full story
  • Local agencies helped with nearly $226 million in investment

    Apr 01, 2015
    Private companies invested more than $225 million and created more than 800 new jobs in the Valley last year with the help of regional economic development agencies. According to data compiled by the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber and its economic development partners, 79 projects resulted in $225,888,723 invested, 821 new jobs and another 564 retained jobs. Complete data is available in the 2014 “Valley Economic Update,” an annual economic development report card available on the Regional Chamber’s website.
    Full story
  • Valley reps launch state delegation working group

    Feb 18, 2015
    The Valley’s four state representatives have agreed to work together along with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber in an effort to identify and advance the community’s legislative priorities during the 2015-16 Ohio General Assembly.
    Full story
  • 422 Corridor group releases 2014 report

    Feb 16, 2015
    Many blighted properties have been demolished, many miles of roads have been resurfaced, an urban farm was built, funding was secured for a Mahoning River boat launch as well as a Liberty Park pedestrian bridge, and property maintenance codes were established. These are among the 2014 highlights of the organizations leading the 422 Corridor Redevelopment Plan in Girard and Youngstown.
    Full story
  • Girard, Youngstown among most affordable cities in Ohio

    Feb 10, 2015
    Girard and Youngstown are among the Top 10 most affordable places to live in Ohio, according to a new study released by SmartAsset.
    Full story
  • Ohio senators praised for helping Youngstown air station

    Feb 05, 2015
    The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber applauds the effort from Ohio’s U.S. senators in helping to put the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in President Barack Obama’s budget.
    Full story
  • YSU, Chamber lead 10-county international trade effort

    Jan 14, 2015
    The Valley’s economy is poised to reach new levels beginning this month when Youngstown State University, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and eight other economic development organizations in a 10-county, two-state region launch a global trade initiative.
    Full story