Chamber Lauds $16M for YARS, Camp Ravenna

May 21, 2018

The Business Journal:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission wants the public to know that members of the Mahoning Valley’s congressional delegation secured more than $16 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center.

YARS, which generates approximately $100 million per year for the local economy, will receive $8.8 million for infrastructure improvements to increase security, which is necessary to help protect the facility against base realignment and closure. Camp Ravenna will receive $7.4 million for a weapons range.

Both projects were announced May 10 by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio who is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs that approved the funding.

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