Marcellus Shale natural gas has created a huge economic advantage to the southwestern Pennsylvania region. It is estimated that the oil and gas industry contributes $7 billion annual towards Pennsylvania’s economy. The Center for Research and Economic Development has capitalized on the Marcellus Shale gas boom by offering outreach programs to local and regional businesses that educate them on how to take advantage of the big opportunities associated with Marcellus Shale.

The Tri-County Oil & Gas Expo connects local businesses and qualified employees with companies in the oil and gas industry with a focus on Marcellus Shale. The Tri-County Oil & Gas Expo is comprised of community leaders across the tri-county area of Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. Members of the CRED staff sit on this committee and are an integral part in its success through promoting and sponsoring the Expo and its activities.

Previous Tri-County Oil & Gas Expos were targeted towards business and employment. The Tri-County Oil & Gas Expo will be holding another Expo on May 8, 2010 focusing on “Business-to-Business” opportunities. If interested in participating in this Expo, please visit the website below.

Tri-County Oil & Gas Website