WARREN, Ohio – Representatives from a cross-section of the local economy painted a picture Wednesday of the promises and challenges that lie ahead for the Mahoning Valley during a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

It was the first in a series of roundtables the senator has scheduled this week across the state to promote his economic programs, which include renegotiating unpopular trade treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta.