By bringing together leaders from business, education and government, the Shale Crescent USA initiative is changing the way local businesses, schools and workforce organizations work together to align education priorities with the job skills most in-demand for our region's growing economy. With local industry sector expertise and connections throughout the Ohio Valley, Shale Crescent USA leadership provides services to small businesses and global corporations to help them prosper and grow.
We Make it Easy
Shale Crescent USA's competitive business environment make it easy for startups and expanding companies to relocate with a strong foundation in place. Our unique business climate brings together a full range of benefits from a varied set of industries to low-cost access to customers and supply chains. In addition, we offer funding programs such as low-interest loans, tax incentives and venture capital that support many company's growing financial needs*.
Natural Gas Leads the Way
As the name implies, Shale Crescent USA sits atop large portions of the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia natural gas production set record high volumes in 2016. Natural gas production volumes exceeded 23 billion cubic feet per day. These volumes represent nearly one third of all United States natural gas production.
Strong Business Climate and World Class Workforce
The region's business environment makes it easier for companies to relocate or expand with a solid infrastructure in place. Location is also a key advantage to Shale Crescent USA. We are within 600 miles of over 50% of the US population.
According to Ernst & Young, May 2011, Ohio has the lowest tax burden on new investment in the Midwest at 4.4%. To learn more visit ohiojobs.com.