The West Virginia non-profit Vision Shared recently commissioned (paid for) the Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research to provide a report on the state’s ability to grow investment, jobs, and wealth as a result of the abundant Marcellus and Utica Shale natural gas sitting underneath much of the state. Vision Shared believes there is great potential for all West Virginians to benefit from Marcellus and Utica Shale resources, but also recognizes opportunity does not equal guarantee. Vision Shared thinks it’s in the best interest of the state to understand the full potential of these resources and intentionally strive to maximize the benefits for all residents. This new report (full copy embedded below), takes a stab at providing a blueprint to do just that.
Here’s a description of the report and its raison d’être, from the Vision Shared website: