2019 Press Releases

  • Taylor Coil Processing Receives Grant from ORDC for Lordstown Facility

    Mar 27, 2019
    At its board meeting today, the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) approved a grant award of $56,125 to Taylor Coil Processing in support of needed rail spur upgrades at the company’s facility in Lordstown.
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  • Youngstown-Warren Region Realized More Than $173 Million of Investment in 2018

    Mar 04, 2019
    Private companies invested more than $173 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 2018 Economic Development Report Card, a total of 102 projects resulted in $173,364,100 invested, 1,157 new jobs and another 3,271 retained jobs.
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  • Chambers Partner to Update Regional Employment Opportunities for Displaced General Motors, Other Workers

    Feb 07, 2019
    The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has again partnered with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Greater Akron Chamber and Medina County Economic Development Corporation in Ohio and the Shenango Valley and Lawrence County chambers in Pennsylvania to build a list of companies within the respective region that are hiring and willing to offer work opportunities to displaced workers from General Motors Lordstown, Magna Seating and Comprehensive Logistics.
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  • Dignan Named Chair of Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition

    Jan 31, 2019
    Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber President & CEO James Dignan has been named chairman of the Ohio Metro Chambers Coalition, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The Coalition, comprising the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the state’s eight largest metropolitan chambers of commerce, has a combined membership of more than 25,000 businesses providing nearly 2 million jobs.
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  • Ohio Tax Credit Authority Approves Job Creation Tax Credit for Youngstown Tool & Die Project

    Jan 31, 2019
    The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.467 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for Phoenix International, Youngstown Tool & Die’s parent company, in support of its expansion in the Salt Springs Industrial Park in the City of Youngstown. The company will invest more than $12 million to construct a 60,000 square-foot manufacturing plant and equip this new facility with the latest advanced technology to service existing customers and expand market share.
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  • OP-ED: Stay the Course for YARS and Camp Garfield

    Jan 04, 2019
    OP-ED by By Vito Abruzzino, Esq., Executive Director of the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission During the past 12 to 18 months, much has happened concerning our local military assets. Both Camp Garfield (formerly Camp Ravenna) and the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) have had, arguably, their best year in more than a decade. To that end, the community as a whole, our state legislative leaders and our federal delegation have all contributed to their recent successes, with a nice “push” from the Youngstown /Warren Regional Chamber’s advocacy arm, the Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission (EOMAC). Where we go from here largely depends on staying the course and continuing to ring the bell for our local military installations.
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  • Lordstown Energy Center Contributes $15,000 to “Drive It Home Ohio” Campaign

    Jan 02, 2019
    Officials from the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC) presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Drive It Home Ohio Coalition during a special ceremony December 28 at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 Hall in Warren.
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