Four Asian companies considering Mahoning Valley for office, plant locations

YOUNGSTOWN — Four Asian companies are considering the Mahoning Valley for office or plant locations after an overseas trip by Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber officials.

Tom Humphries, chamber president, and Eric Planey, chamber vice president for international business attraction, returned Sunday from a 15-day trip to visit with corporate and government officials in China and Taiwan.

At a news conference today, Planey said the most likely deal to come from the trip also is the smallest. A company that he and Humphries met with was interested in the Mahoning Valley for a sales office. A deal could happen within 12 months, he said.

The others were longer-term projects and included a steel company and maker of electrical equipment.

For more information, see Thursday’s Vindicator and

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