Business Advantages


Located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations, Shale Crescent USA offers access to over half of the country's population and major markets. In fact, 50% of the US population is within a day's drive...providing your company with another strategic advantage.

Infrastructure Capacity

Location. Location. Location. 

Shale Crescent USA sits at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers. The area is situated within easy highway access of more than half of the US population and provides navigable rivers, rail access, a commercial airport and broadband access. The region's widespread highway systems, railways and waterways make shipping easy and affordable. Shale Crescent USA is located in the Mid-Ohio Valley about halfway between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Interstate 77 passes through the Mid-Ohio Valley connecting the Great Lakes with the southeastern United States. US Route 50 provides access to markets on an east-west axis from coast-to-coast.

The Ohio River serves as a main artery for river transportation in the United States connecting the area to the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Shale Crescent USA has significant river frontage on the Ohio River to enable barge shipping as far north as Pittsburgh or as far south as New Orleans. And, a number of port facilities are available for numerous cargos such as coal, natural gas, aggregates, grains, chemicals or fuels, ores, minerals and containerized freight and other supplies.
Ohio River ports and projects

The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Wood County, West Virginia, offers daily flights to Charlotte International Airport providing connections to the world. Akron-Canton Airport, Port Columbus International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV are all within a two and a half hour drive.

CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern connect Shale Crescent USA to the world through 2,600 miles of railway lines.


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