Moundsville, WV

  • WORKFORCE

    • Employee loyalty (low turnover), strong work ethic, and dedication to companies
    • Ranked 166/3000+ US counties for top employment and productivity index. 
    • High regional industrial specialization in this area

     

  • EDUCATION

    • Over 30 award winning public and private schools nearby (Source: RED Partnership)
    • Within 50 miles:
      • 50 colleges that offer associate degree or Certificate
      • 67 universities that offer a bachelor’s degree

     

  • INCENTIVES AND BUSINESS CLIMATE

      • Streamlined permitting processes
      • Dedicated public sector support of projects
      • Located in the top 20 small MSAs in terms of business recruitment, relocation, and attraction (Source: RED Partnership)
      • Approximate cost savings of locating in area: (Source: RED)
      • 10-15% relative to the national average
      • 25-30% relative to major urban centers (i.e. Chicago, New York, etc…)
      • Ranked 88/3000+ US counties for high GDP core index (Source: StatsAmerica)
      • 6.5% growth rate in GDP per labor force participant ($67,000/person) within a 50 mile radius of site
      • 7.6% growth rate (~$47/person) in federal funding for R&D per capita, ranked 6/60+ US Economic Areas (1998 – 2014)

     

  • QUALITY OF LIFE

    • Low natural disaster risk
    • New and existing household priced below national average (Source: RED)
    • Ranked 6th nationally in affordable housing costs (Source: RED)
    • 2nd lowest crime rate in the country (FBI Uniform Crime Statistics)
    • Located near state-of-the-art hospitals and specialized care centers
    • Near to urbanized areas with attractive venues such as the Wheeling Island Rack Track and Gaming Center (>2 million visitors annually) and Oglebay Resort and Conference Center (>3 million visitors annually)

Economics & Demographics

1 Workdays Drive to:

50

of US population

33

of Canadian population

50

of all Retail Sales

50

of Industrial output

Industries

    • Within 150 miles
      • 51,000 in plastics products and plastic materials and resisn
      • 21,000 in downstream chemical products
        • Processed chemical products, dyes, pigments, and coatings, personal care and cleaning products, and lubricating oils and greases, etc.
      • 10,000 in upstream chemical production
        • Organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, industrial gas, and agricultural chemicals, etc.
    • Approximately 70% of all North American polyethylene customers are within a 700 mile radius of site (Source: Shell Website).
    • Located 45 miles from Shell Cracker Plant (2022).
    • Located 5 miles from future PTT Global Cracker plant (TBD).
    • $141 Billion worth of chemical exports within 400 mi radius of site.

 

  • 10% of WV state output is created by ~1,000 manufacturing firms.
  • WV is a target-rich environment for industry. Our industrial heritage and short ladder to decision-makers makes WV an ideal location for industrial activity.
  • Employment within 150 miles:
    • 67,000 in automotive manufacturing
    • 60,000 in production technology and heavy machinery
    • 50,000 in food processing and manufacturing
    • 40,000 in vulcanized and fired materials
  • Within 400 mile radius
    • 120,000+ manufacturing firms
    • $1 Trillion in Manufacturing output

Transportation Logistics (Truck)

0- 100 mi.

  • 45 mi. – Washington, PA
  • 60 mi – Parkersburg, WV
  • 75 mi. – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 80 mi. – Morgantown, WV

101 – 200 mi.

  • 125 mi. – Canton, OH
  • 150 mi. – Akron, OH
  • 175 mi. – Cleveland, OH
  • 150 mi. – Columbus, OH
  • 180 mi. – Erie, PA
  • 140 mi. – Charleston, WV

201 – 300 mi.

  • 200 mi. – Dayton, OH
  • 250 mi. – Cincinatti, OH
  • 275 mi. – Buffalo, NY
  • 300 mi. – Washington, DC
  • 310 mi. – Indianapolis, IN
  • 325 mi. – Detroit, MI
301 – 400 mi.

  • 325 mi. – Philadelphia, PA
  • 350 mi. – Louisville, KY
  • 375 mi. – Toronto, ON

400+ mi.

  • 400 mi. – Charlette, NC
  • 425 mi. – New York City, NY
  • 500 mi. – Chicago, IL
  • 525 mi. – Nashville, TN
  • 560 mi. – St. Louis, MO
  • 625 mi. – Atlanta, GA
  • 650 mi. – Boston, MA
  • 725 mi – Memphis, TN
    • Employees within 150-mile radius:
      • 225,000 employees in distribution and e-commerce
      • 40,000 in warehousing and storage
      • 55,000 in transportation/logistics
        • Trucking, ground transportation support activities, air transport, speciality air transport, bus transport
    • Employees within 150-mile radius:
      • 54,000 employment in Upstream metal manufacturing
      • 46,000 in metalworking technology
      • 24,000 in downstream metal production
    • Positioned in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica Shale Basins
    • 700 MW Mitchell Coal Fired Power Plant next door
    • Covestro Plant (270 acres) – 5 miles south
    • Williams Energy Plant – 3 miles south
    • Located near the source of oil and natural gas
    • Within 150 miles 
      • 25,000 employees in oil and gas production and transportation
        • O&G extraction, pipeline transmission, petroleum processing, drilling wells, O&G machinery, and support activities (transportation/logistics/maintenance)