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In Ohio, a second wave of sustainable jobs for all talents and skills

The continued growth in production of abundant and affordable natural gas in the Utica Shale region of Ohio is transforming the state into a rich breeding ground for both “blue-collar” and increasingly, “white-collar” jobs. For years, the manufacturing and logistics sectors have dominated the growing employment numbers, creating thousands of jobs for hard-working laborers throughout [...]

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When it comes to chemical manufacturing jobs, Ohio is having seconds

Bill Hagstrand, a senior consultant for NorTech, an Ohio-based economic development organization, is a vocal proponent of the benefits shale gas could bring to the Buckeye State’s manufacturing sector — beginning with American Chemistry. “Several industries up and down the shale supply chain are gearing up to take advantage” of abundant and affordable supplies of [...]

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VIDEO: Chemistry and shale gas fueling a boom in the Buckeye State, Dooley says

Ohio is on the brink of an economic and manufacturing renaissance, powered by the growing production in natural gas from shale that is driving investment in the state’s chemical industry and industrial base, American Chemistry Council president and CEO Cal Dooley said in a March 29 address at the City Club of Cleveland. Dooley pointed [...]

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Ohio shale gas can help bring pace of U.S. manufacturing to a full gallop

Ohio can serve as a model for the nation by leveraging its abundant and affordable supplies of shale gas to reduce energy costs and create a competitive advantage for the state’s manufacturers, ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley told members of the Ohio House of Representatives during a 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force hearing on [...]

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In Ohio, one person’s trash is another’s energy

In September, Ohio’s entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders came together to showcase recent innovations in energy recovery and the benefits of these developments for communities in the buckeye state. The event, “The Energy Recovery Agenda in Ohio,” which was co-hosted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC), highlighted three Ohio-based [...]

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What’s past is prologue: Ohio’s manufacturing powerhouse can still run on natural gas

Armed with new technologies and policies to support natural gas development, the Buckeye State could make its storied manufacturing past, its prologue. According to Linda Waggon of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, nearby energy sources helped to grow Ohio’s population in the late 19th century, and the state quickly became a “manufacturing powerhouse and a [...]

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Ohio can add banks to its list of industries benefiting from shale gas

The shale gas boom in Ohio has created a resounding echo across the state’s economy, positively impacting producers, steel companies, chemical manufacturers — even local restaurants like the newly opened Shale Tavern & Grille in Lisbon, OH. And now, banks are becoming the latest Ohio success story, thanks to inexpensive and reliable supplies of natural [...]

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USA Today: Job growth expected from abundant, affordable natural gas

“The nation’s fast-growing supply of cheap natural gas is setting off a manufacturing revival that’s expected to create hundreds of thousands of jobs as companies build or expand plants to take advantage of the low prices,” reported USA Today’s Paul Davidson on Wednesday. CNN and MSNBC also picked up the story, which quoted ACC President [...]

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Highlights from the field hearing “Natural Gas – America’s New Energy Opportunity”

We’ve compiled some highlights from the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Oversight Field Hearing on “Natural Gas—America’s New Energy Opportunity: Creating Jobs, Energy and Community Growth,” which took place earlier this week. You’ll see that access to vast new supplies of domestic shale gas, rich in the ethane needed for chemical production, is revitalizing [...]

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Chemical Alliance Zone: Ethylene could bring widespread benefits to struggling Appalachia region

“If we don’t have the ethane in the natural gas, there’s no chemical industry, if there’s no chemical industry, we don’t have manufacturing in the United States,” said Kevin DiGregorio, executive director of the Chemical Alliance Zone, in a recent interview with West Virginia’s State Journal. Ethylene is a valuable chemical that is used to [...]

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