West Virginia Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette said Wednesday that he believes petrochemical firms will soon announces locations for major ethane crackers. The number of West Virginia possibilities is "substantially greater" than in other states, but "the competition is going to be keen," Burdette said. "We can go out and say, our budgets are balanced, and we're cutting taxes. In a lot of states, they're wrestling with decisions going the other way," he added.

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