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A Legacy of Industrial Evolution

With an ideal location in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Beaver County is in the heart of the industrial heartland.  For more than two centuries, industrialists and entrepreneurs have set up shop here, attracted by a location with river, rail and overland transportation access and a skilled, reliable workforce.

Today, Beaver County remains at the forefront of a growing regional economy.  An emerging energy sector focused on abundant Marcellus gas field resources, has positioned the County for the opportunities of tomorrow. Shell Chemical Appalachia, LLC, recently selected Beaver County as the site of a new, multi-billion-dollar petrochemicals complex.

Shell’s facility will process low-cost ethane from Marcellus-shale gas to produce up to 1.6-million tons of polyethylene per year.

shell 376--5Site preparation in Potter Township, Beaver County, PA, site of Shell Chemical Appalachia’s multi-billion-dollar ethane crack facility. Located on the shores of the Ohio River, the facility is adjacent to I-376 and rail lines. More than 70 percent of North America’s polyethylene customers are located within 700 miles of the plant.

Greenfield. Brownfield. Ready to Occupy. You Choose.

The comprehensive resources of the Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Development are available to assist your company or organization in selecting the site that meets your needs. From occupant-ready facilities perfect for small manufacturing, warehouse and logistics operations, to brownfield industrial parks and shovel-ready sites, Beaver County is ready to work with you to find the perfect location.

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In addition, the Partnership can help facilitate and direct you to regional and local resources focused on job and business investment in he County. These agencies can assist with:

  • Accessing special programs, make referrals and provide information supportive of economic development projects.
  • Providing information and access to financial incentives available from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other agencies.
  • Leveraging direct investor and financial incentives through economic development agencies throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania.

For a listing of currently available sites, please review the current database of available sites at Pittsburgh Prospector, by clicking here >
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The Pittsburgh Prospector database also provides a valuable resource of demographic information of interest to your decision.

Interagency Cooperation

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We take business seriously.  That’s why the Partnership wants your strategic decision to locate in Beaver County to be an easy one.
Our team will work with you along the way to foster the interagency cooperation that saves you time and money. We’ll coordinate with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to bring the full resources of the Commonwealth to your project.

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Pennsylvania wants your business.  And the Governor’s Action Team (GAT) stands ready to work with you and your company to develop an assistance package of grants, tax credits, technical assistance and loans to make your strategic plans a reality.
For additional information on the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, including the Governor’s Action Team, please click here >
To download an Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania, please click here >EntrepreneursGuide-2016