Kasich gets bipartisan support for potential Shell Chemical cracker plant

Gov. John Kasich flew to Houston in late November to present an incentives package to Shell Chemical officials in an effort to sway the company's decision to locate its new multibillion-dollar ethane cracker facility in Ohio as opposed to Pennsylvania or West Virginia, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The facility would produce ethylene and generate an estimated 17,000 jobs in "chemistry and other industries, as well as $1 billion in wages and $169 million in tax revenue for Ohio," the article said. Gov. Kasich received support from both sides of the aisle as he included with his incentives package a stack of support letters from Ohio Democrats and Republicans alike.