Mahoning Valley Repopulation Strategy ‘Making Progress’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Leaders of the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and Eastgate Regional Council of Governments report they are making progress on a repopulation strategy for the Mahoning Valley aimed at meeting future workforce needs and they envision rolling out components of that strategy by the end of the year.

The initiative is driven by projections that show an additional 3,000 to 5,000 jobs will be available in the region by 2026, a figure that could grow to 20,000 by 2030, Jim Kinnick, executive director of Eastgate, says.

The partners are pursuing what Kinnick describes as a “three-pronged strategy” to retain the Valley’s young people and talent, encourage talented young people to return and receive immigrants and refugees into the Valley to help fill job openings and repopulate the Valley.

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