The Pennsylvania Senate has introduced a bill that would expand economic-development zones as well as offer 15-year tax breaks for job-creating business investments worth at least $1 billion. The move could help attract an ethane-cracking facility, which would provide chemical-makers with "products to make just about everything we use in life. And it makes sense that [other manufacturers] will move near the cracker plant to save on shipping costs," said Ohio Petroleum Council Executive Director Terry Fleming.

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