Private companies have invested over $153 million in the Youngstown-Warren region in 2021, many with the help of economic development agencies.

According to data compiled by the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber and its economic development partners, a total of 117 projects resulted in $153,618,060 invested, 903 new jobs, and 1,119 retained jobs.

Compared to 2020, 78 projects resulted in $2,956,016,640 invested, 4,191 new jobs and 1,965 retained jobs.

The Chamber, in partnership with 16 other agencies, gathers data on economic development investment in the Valley each year.

The entities' combined resources assist companies with infrastructure investment, tax incentives, loans, project coordination, grant oversight, technical advisement, property development and other services.

Each individual agency provides project investment for business attraction, retention/expansion and/or startup, job creation/retention and notable activity that occurred within its reporting year.

The agencies' collective efforts are screened for duplication and then presented in the annual report card.