A Program Overview

What is Grow Home?

Grow Home is a campaign recognizing and celebrating individuals, including graduates of Youngstown State University, who have taken leaderships roles in starting new businesses or building upon and expanding existing businesses in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys. These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to improving and making a difference in the region. Grow Home celebrates that commitment and provides opportunities for them and others to continue contributing to the economic vitality of the region.

Who’s behind it?

Grow Home is led by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, Youngstown State University and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. Individuals who have started new businesses or played a role in expanding their existing businesses are highlighted on the Grow Home webpage (http://www.ysu.edu/growhome/ )and in various publications of the Regional Chamber and YSU, including the YSU Magazine (http://web.ysu.edu/ysumagazine).

How can Grow Home help?

The Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Division is available to help business owners, company decision-makers or entrepreneurs get an inside track to benefits the Mahoning Valley offers new and expanding businesses. Members of the Economic Development Division can help business owners or decision-makers secure project incentives, such as tax abatements or incentives, obtain strategic information on topics such as Ohio’s business-friendly tax structure, access low-interest project financing and identify properties available for business use. Read more about the Action Team at http://regionalchamber.com/EconomicDevelopment/DevelopmentAssistance/EconomicDevActionTeam.aspx.

How to get more information?

To hear more about the development incentives or programs that might be available for your business, please contact:

Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber
Sarah Boyarko
Manager, Business Development
330-392-6140, Ext. 15