Shale industry leaders: Billions of dollars possible for local businesses

April 3, 2014

CHESTER - The word of the day was "opportunity" at the Widener University Small Business Develpoment Center on Wednesday as leaders from the Marcellus Shale industry told local businesspeople that there are billions of dollars available to dedicated entrepreneurs.

Taking advantage of the trillions of cubic feet of natural gas hiding beneath hundreds of thousands of square miles of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia is possible even for business owners in southeastern Pennsylvania, far away from the gas deposits. The program, "Shale Energy 101: Small Business Supply Chain Opportunities," featured speakers from energy companies, gas advocate groups and successful startup owners.

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