Shale Crescent’s Ambitious Plan to Bring 100K Jobs to Mid-Ohio Valley

In June 2016, MDN told you about an economic development group of business and government leaders from Ohio and West Virginia (the Mid-Ohio Valley) called Shale Crescent (see Group Promotes Mid-Ohio Valley for Petrochem: Shale Crescent USA). The group was two years in the making and officially launched in June 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. It didn’t take long for the fledgling organization to begin having an impact. Within months it was talking to large petchem companies with “household names” about building plants in the Mid-Ohio Valley region to take advantage of cheap Marcellus/Utica Shale gas and NGLs (see Shale Crescent Luring Petchem Companies to Mid-Ohio Valley). Shale Crescent continues to impress. The organization has an ambitious plan to lure 100,000 new jobs to the Mid-Ohio Valley over the next eight years…

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