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The Charleston Area Alliance has launched a campaign to demonstrate community support for construction of an ethane cracking facility in the Kanawha Valley.

You can help make this a reality by taking a few minutes TODAY to encourage your colleagues, employees, friends, family and neighbors to join the hundreds of area leaders who’ve signed an open letter declaring that they welcome the possibility of such a game-changing development in our region.

The Alliance hopes to recruit at least 1,000 supporters by the end of the week and needs your help:  please forward this message, along with a message of encouragement, to everyone you know who cares about a brighter future for the Valley. Ask them to add their name to the growing list of area residents committed to a stronger future.

Your help is essential and will make a difference!


A coalition of business, community and government leaders has come together to help our region seize the unparalleled opportunities presented by development of the Marcellus Shale.

Development of this massive natural gas reserve has the potential to transform West Virginia and our region. Among the most exciting prospects is the possibility of locating an ethane “cracking” facility (cracker) in the Kanawha Valley.

The cracker would process the ethane extracted from the Marcellus Shale into ethylene, the building block for many of the world’s chemical products. The cracker would bring billions in capital investments, create hundreds of direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs, and spark a renaissance of the area’s pre-eminence in the chemical industry.

The Charleston Area Alliance, along with strategic partners including the Chemical Alliance Zone, Bayer, the WV Oil and Natural Gas Association, the Kanawha County Commission and other governmental partners, has spearheaded a strong effort to showcase our region’s exceptional assets and capabilities to businesses considering locations for construction of a cracker.

Our outreach has been underway for more than a year. As interested companies continue their decision making  and due diligence processes, they weigh the level of community support for a cracker project.

If you would like to help send a message loud and clear that the Kanawha Valley is open for business and welcomes the possibility of a cracker, please add your name to an open letter in support of a cracker by clicking here.   

After signing the open letter, you will have the option of allowing the Alliance to use your name, title and company name in communication efforts supporting recruitment of a cracker (such as advertisements, news releases, social media messages, e-blasts, etc.).

We will only use your name and/or title, company name, attached to this content related to attracting a cracking facility. Thank you for helping us take a “crack” at bright new future and for your support of the Charleston Area Alliance!

Please feel free to forward this on to your peers, family, friends, and colleagues who might also consider signing this letter.

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