Our goal is to provide you with the resources you need to make smart, informed decisions. From in-depth market research to information about doing business in West Virginia, we hope you will find this section useful and insightful.

Resource Center

We recognize that effective market research provides valuable insights into shifts in market trends. A good example of this is the shift in natural gas production. The U.S. Gulf Coast has been the major oil and gas producing region in the country and a low cost provider of natural gas and ethane for decades. Now, according to multiple studies and data, the Appalachian Basin (Known as Shale Crescent USA), accounts for over 30% of total U.S. natural production and will be producing nearly one-third of all the NGLs in the U.S. by the year 2040. Learn more my clicking on the links below.

Global Economic Factors Align Favoring U.S. Based Plastic Product Manufacturing over China Operations.

Executive Summary-A Report by Shale Crescent USA.

The Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia has purchased the former U.S. Equip­ment, U.S. Crusher and Labor Services building at 900 West 9th Ave. in Huntington. Read the complete article.

U.S. Department of Energy Report – “The Appalachian Energy and Petrochemical Renaissance.  An Examination of Economic Progress and opportunities.”

Estimated Logistics Benefits of the Shale Crescent USA Region versus the U.S. Gulf Coast for Natural Gas and LPG Executive Summary

Benefits, Risks, and Estimated Project Cash Flows: Ethylene Project Located in the Shale Crescent USA versus the US Gulf Coast Executive Summary

How COVID-19 and market changes are shaping LNG buyer preferences

West Virginia County Demographic Data Mapping

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West Virginia Labor Force Data Mapping


West Virginia Opportunity Zones

Video Library

The PAZ video library features testimonials, facts, sites, stories and more.

Rob Westervelt, Editor in Chief of Chemical Week by S&P Global interviews Keith Burdette, President & CEO of the Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia at the World Petrochemical Conference 2023.

Energy. Proximity. Success. The Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia.

Keith Burdette, President and CEO of the Polymer Alliance Zone is interviewed at the World Petrochemical Conference by Robert Westervelt, Editor of Chemical Week.

2019 Marcellus and Manufacturing Conference Recap

West Virginia Development Office – Apprenticeship in Motion Program

Media Inquiries


Sharon Albert
Vice President
Polymer Alliance Zone