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.


Located in the heart of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations, Shale Crescent USA offers access to low-cost and abundant oil and natural gas feedstocks that can provide your company with a sizeable competitive advantage for success in a global marketplace. With access to 50% of the US population within a day's drive, the Shale Crescent USA is strategically located to provide your company with a true competitive edge.

The Shale Crescent USA Initiative brings together leaders from the region’s small businesses, largest manufacturing companies, oil and gas technology companies, city and county governments, philanthropic and non-profits, and education communities to promote the area's robust business environment. Together, we are focusing on the opportunities to create a strong foundation as a major force in the nation's economy through economic growth and job creation.

A commitment to excellence.

We are committed to providing support for embryonic new business efforts and manufacturing and technology industries that will create the jobs of tomorrow. The Shale Crescent USA is home to a number of high profile and successful companies and organizations:


  • Solvay Advanced Polymers
  • Americas Styrenics
  • Eramet – Marietta
  • Kraton Polymers US L.L.C.
  • Pioneer Group
  • E.I. DuPont de Nemours
  • Caron Products & Services
  • Southeastern Ohio Oil & Gas Association
  • Energizer Battery Manufacturing
  • Hino Motors Mfg. USA, Inc.
  • DuPont Washington Works
  • United States Department of Public Debt
  • Marietta College
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Washington State Community College
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio Valley University


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