Former longtime Valley congressman Tim Ryan has taken a new job as Chief Global Business Development with a minority-owned, Washington D.C. company that Ryan says has plans to open a facility in Youngstown.

According to a news release, Ryan has been appointed the Global Chief Global Business Development OfficerOfficer for Zoetic Global, according to a press release from the company.

"I’m thrilled about this new and exciting chapter, which includes the opening of a refrigerant manufacturing facility employing trade union workers in Youngstown and a new carbon credit headquarters in Columbus,” said Ryan.

The news release did not provide detail on where the facility will be located in the Valley or how many jobs it will create.

According to the company's website, Zoetic Global delivers energy, water, food, and healthcare technologies to areas of greatest need. The company website also states that the company is working with refrigerant projects in the United StatesAsia, the Middle East, and Africa.

“I had many offers to join businesses since leaving Congress in January. I’m thrilled to join Zoetic because our family of breakthrough technologies will transform the world economy and help reverse climate change," Ryan said.

Ryan lost in the 2022 General Election in his challenge for a Senate seat against opponent J.D. Vance.