Economic Development

Trumbull Commissioners Approve Contract with Regional Chamber

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Trumbull County Board of 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.

The Chamber oversees the retention and expansion of local business and attraction of new business to the Valley, providing a broad range of proven economic development services by assisting companies in identifying suitable properties, securing project incentives, obtaining strategic information and much more.

“In 2016 and year-to-date in 2017, the Regional Chamber has had significant involvement in 19 Trumbull County projects totaling $942,614,872 of investment and the creation of 270 new jobs, with an estimated annual payroll of more than $14,062,006. In addition, the investment resulted in 620 retained jobs,” said Sarah Boyarko, the Chamber’s senior vice president of economic development.

Frank S. Fuda, president of the Trumbull County Board of Commissioners, noted that, “The Regional Chamber is a great partner in Trumbull County. They are on the ground talking to businesses and helping them expand so that our local companies can invest in the county and create jobs.”

The Chamber is currently managing 11 pending projects — totaling approximately $1,578,595,000 that are expected to be announced within the next 12 to 24 months. “We look forward to ongoing business growth and continuing to serve Trumbull County,” said Boyarko.

In June 2016, the regional chamber’s workforce and government affairs staff joined the economic development division, housed on the fourth floor of the Mahoning Building in downtown Warren.

For additional information on the regional chamber’s economic development services, visit RegionalChamber.com.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.