Economic Development Conference

Wednesday, November 29th 2017

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – The wrapper around a Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar, the green-turtle-shaped sandbox that Little Tikes sells, and the Goodyear tires on a car are all made from plastics manufactured at petrochemical plants.

And it’s those types of plants – and the petrochemical industry in general – that economic development leaders in the Ohio River Valley are working together to attract.

The impetus is the construction of Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC’s $6 billion ethane “cracker” complex along the Ohio River near Monaca, Pa., as...

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