Coffee & Commerce
March 2, 2017
Southgate Hotel, Cambridge, Ohio
Shale Crescent USA
Ohio’s Energy Advantage
Jerry James, Artex Oil
The mission of the Shale Crescent USA economic development initiative is to encourage business growth in the Mid-Ohio Valley based on low natural gas prices. This allow manufacturers to operate more efficiently while producing products more economically, with access to half the population of the United States and Canada within a day’s drive. Shale Crescent USA is made up of business leaders, regional economic development partners, non-profit and non-governmental agencies, Chambers of Commerce, utilities, financial and educational organizations throughout Ohio and West Virginia.
The goal is to seamlessly provide information and resources for companies and entrepreneurs looking to relocate, expand or startup. Information and resources include available properties, access to capital, workforce, incentives and taxes, energy and utilities, as well as connections to political, financial, supplier and customer networks.

Recording and Broadcast Sponsored by Stratos Wealth Partners, Brent Markley