Pennsylvania wants to be ready for development tied to Shell’s 'cracker'

Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to build a $6 billion ethane “cracker” plant in Beaver County should have an impact “that reverberates all across western Pennsylvania, and the commonwealth wants to be prepared,” reports the Youngstown Business Journal. “The issue we’ve always faced is that companies that want to come here don’t want to wait two years before property is developed,” said Dennis Davin, secretary of community and economic development for Pennsylvania. In response, Pennsylvania has infused its “Business In Our Sites” program with $75 million to fund economic development agencies and developers to prepare sites for new business, according to the Business Journal. For more, read the full story.