Group Promotes Mid-Ohio Valley for Petrochem: Shale Crescent USA

Shale Crescent USAA group of business and government leaders from Ohio and West Virginia in what is called the Mid-Ohio Valley have banded together to form an economic development group called Shale Crescent USA. The group has been some two years in the making and officially launched yesterday at a public event in Washington County, OH. The aim of the group is to attract manufacturers (particularly petrochemical manufacturers) to set up shop in the region. Leaders of the new organization point out the unique location, with the mighty Ohio River to barge materials and products in and out, and the location right on top of the most abundant supplies of cheap natural gas in the entire world. In addition to yesterday’s event, the group launched a website: Unfortunately, as of the time this article was posted, the site seems to be off the air (a public relations disaster the day after the big unveiling). Perhaps by the time you read this it will be working. (Working now!) We were able to locate a very slick video promo which we’ve embedded below…

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