NAI Ohio River Corridor to Sponsor Inaugural Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference of Shale Directories

PENN VALLEY, PA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Shale Directories, the leading conference producer in the Appalachian Basin, and NAI Ohio River Corridor announce the inaugural Appalachian Basin real estate conference to be held on December 11e and 12e at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia.

“With the completion of the Shell Polymer complex in Monaca, Pa. And the imminent announcement of the PTTGC cracking plant in Dilles Bottom, Ohio, the Appalachian Basin is on track to become the second major petrochemical center of the United States, ”said Joe Barone. , President, Shale Directories. The combined investment in these two cracking plants is $ 16 billion, making the region ready for industrial, commercial and residential investment.

Inaugural Appalachian Basin Real Estate Conference is sponsored by Ohio River Corridor, LLC and NAI Ohio River Corridor (NAI ORC), the leading commercial and industrial site selection and real estate consulting group in the Ohio River Valley . “We are delighted to be the sponsor of this inaugural event,” commented Bryce Custer, SIOR, CCIM and Director of NAI Ohio River Corridor, a local branch of NAI Global and a branch of Ohio River Corridor, LLC. “The recent drone attacks in Saudi Arabia and the flooding in the Gulf and the abundance of natural gas make the Ohio River Valley a logical location for a second petrochemical center in the United States,” Custer added.

He went on to say, “I have seen an influx of national and international businesses into the Ohio River Valley over the past two years, but this is only the start of a major reindustrialization of the area. Along with existing rail, river and road infrastructure, the Ohio River Valley offers a superior supply chain and logistics to national and international companies wishing to participate in this petrochemical hub.

Speakers will include Adam Bruns, Editor-in-Chief, Site Selection Magazine; Matt Kelley, director at Novogradac, the leading accounting firm in the country’s Federal Opportunity Zone; Tom Gellrich, director at TopLine Analytics, an internationally renowned petrochemical expert; Charles Zelek, Senior Economist, Department of Fossil Fuel Energy and Mark Locker, Maritime and Freight Project Manager with ODOT.

The conference will present business and real estate opportunities across the Appalachian Basin to domestic and global investors and developers.

Conference sponsorships are available by contacting Joe Barone, [email protected]

About shale directories

Shale Directories ( is the Appalachian Basin’s premier online directory and producer of conferences, including Utica Midstream, Upstream PA 2019, Midstream PA 2019, and Appalachian Storage Hub Conference.

About the NAI Ohio River Corridor

NAI Ohio River Corridor is a full-service commercial real estate specialist in Southeastern Ohio and West Virginia (Utica and Marcellus Shale). As an Affiliate of NAI Global, we provide access to the largest and most powerful network of commercial real estate companies with over 6,000 brokers in over 375 offices in 55 countries. For more information, please visit or

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