The mission of the Shale Crescent USA economic development initiative is to encourage business growth in the Ohio Valley based upon low natural gas prices that allow manufacturers to operate more efficiently while producing products more economically with access to water and half the population of the United States and Canada. Shale Crescent USA is made up of business leaders, regional economic development partners, non-profit and non- governmental agencies, area Chambers of Commerce, utilities, financial and educational organizations throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The goal is to seamlessly provide information and resources for companies and entrepreneurs looking to relocate, expand or startup. Information and resources include available properties, access to capital, workforce, incentives and taxes, energy and utilities as well as connections to political, financial, supplier and customer networks.
An Economic Powerhouse
Shale Crescent USA, located in the Ohio Valley is at the epicenter of the Marcellus and Utica Shale play, and these natural resources make the region an economic powerhouse of opportunity. It is home to some of the most recognized brands in the world, yet, in many ways, is a well-kept secret. It is remarkably accessible to a large portion of the US population, located on the Ohio River, yet isolation is readily available if it is so desired. It offers a low cost of living and high quality of living, so it is both affordable and priceless. It is decidedly high-tech with an eye to the future, yet still manages to retain neighborly hospitality. Shale Crescent USA offers this unusual balance of fast/slow, big/small, and central/secluded.
Reach Out to Us
We welcome and encourage you to reach out to us. Whether you are looking to relocate or expand your business endeavors, or simply looking to learn more about what the Shale Crescent has to offer your company, our doors our always open. We invite you to broaden your horizons, and open your imagination to the possibilities that lie within the gem of the Ohio Valley - the Shale Crescent USA.