YOUNGSTOWN — Trumbull County commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its economic development efforts in the county.
“The regional chamber plays a major role in the economic success of Trumbull County by supporting local company expansions and the attraction of new investment,” Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa said in a news release. “They continue to be a good partner to the commissioners and the county as a whole.”
The chamber oversees the retention and expansion of local business and attraction of new investment throughout the Valley, providing a range of economic development services by assisting companies in identifying suitable properties, securing project incentives, obtaining strategic information and more.
“In 2020 and year-to-date in 2021, the regional chamber managed Trumbull County projects totaling $2,844,518,046 of private company investment and resulting in the creation of 3,023 new jobs and retention of 592 positions,” Sarah Boyarko, the chamber’s chief operating officer and senior vice president of Economic Development, said in the release.
The chamber is currently managing 17 pending projects throughout the Valley, totaling $1,207,492,500, that are expected to be announced in the next 12 to 24 months.
“A good portion of this pending investment is targeted for Trumbull County, and we look forward to these future expansion and attraction announcements,” Boyarko said.