Ohio energy production is making a rebirth of advanced manufacturing possible in the Mahoning Valley. CEA’s Chris Ventura looks at the supply chain and innovations occurring as a result.
The simple truth is that increased energy production is continuing to create new opportunities across our region. It is supporting the expansion of our steel industry as evidenced by Vallourec’s historic investment in Youngstown. It is supporting the construction and completion of multiple natural gas-fired power plants. The Lordstown Energy Center alone brought $900 million of investment here and provided construction jobs to close to 900 workers. And it is supporting a resurgence in manufacturing. Across the state businesses have saved upward of $34.1 billion on their energy bills as a direct result of lower natural gas costs.
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