Develop a 3-state strategy to capitalize on “downstream” opportunities from shale gas by encouraging the development of manufacturing using chemical feed stocks derived from shale gas.
Maximize the legacy of prosperity from shale gas by adding value to the gas through manufacturing in this region.
Allegheny Conference on Community Development, in collaboration with regional entities including Team NEO (northeast Ohio) and West Virginia: A Vision Shared.
"It’s unrealistic to expect that manufacturing employment is going to get back to its peak. But the degree of automation now possible with technologies developed in the U.S. and our region enables a return to strength, with this region enjoying innovative, high-tech manufacturing at the upper end of the global value chain."