Ohio could add 17,000 chemical-industry workers to the 42,000 it has now if it can land a petrochemical plant, writes Jack Pounds of the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, citing data from the American Chemistry Council. Also standing to benefit would be 2,500 plastics companies. "I hope Gov. John Kasich realizes the sensible development of the Buckeye State's shale gas resources represents a once in [a] lifetime economic opportunity for Ohioans to reverse decades of misfortune that have plagued our manufacturing industry, and opens the door for an economic renaissance in Ohio," Pounds writes.
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