Partners & Funders

Supporting the Tri-State Shale Region

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has partnered with nonprofit Catalyst Connection, the WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Ohio’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership organizations at the Ohio State University and MAGNET, and the nonprofit Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) to launch the Shale POWER project in Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia. Shale POWER provides technical assistance and business support to small and medium-sized manufacturers and testing laboratories seeking to expand business in the burgeoning shale gas and downstream manufacturing sectors of the coal-impacted, Tri-State Shale region.

Shale POWER Tri-State Counties:

The Shale POWER initiative covers 35-counties including the counties listed below.

Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland

West Virginia: Brooke, Doddridge, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Wetzel, Wood

Ohio: Belmont, Gallia, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Scioto, Washington

Thanks to our project sponsor, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
and to our project funder, Appalachian Regional Commission.

CONNECTIONS
Access to supply chain contacts and Shale POWER partners who can assist you

RESOURCES
Industry information and resources that detail the path to new energy opportunities

NEWS & EVENTS
The latest news and events about the shale industry

GRANTS
Technical Assistance with grant funding of up to $5,000

Catalyst Connection

Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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The Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI)

JARI is a nonprofit economic development organization based in the greater Johnstown, PA region working with communities in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

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The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP)

WVMEP, housed inside Mining and Industrial Extension at West Virginia University, is focused on helping West Virginia businesses…

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The Ohio State University South Centers (OSU)

OSU has been chosen by the Ohio Development Services Agency to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST)…

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MAGNET

For more than 30 years, MAGNET has been providing Northeast Ohio manufacturers with the guidance they need to achieve long-term success.

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The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)

SPC is the cooperative forum for regional collaboration, planning, and public decision-making.

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

ARC is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government.

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CONNECTIONS
Access to supply chain contacts and Shale POWER partners who can assist you

RESOURCES
Industry information and resources that detail the path to new energy opportunities

NEWS & EVENTS
The latest news and events about the shale industry

GRANTS
Technical Assistance with grant funding of up to $5,000