“The region helps produce a broad range of very high quality skilled workers that we tap in to.” – Mark Dangler, BP
For companies that use, produce or support the energy industry, Northwest Ohio is a top location for business. In the 17-county region, Northwest Ohio produces nearly every type of energy, including nuclear, petroleum, natural gas, biofuels, solar and wind.
- Infrastructure – Northwest Ohio provides every mode of transportation, including a heavy pipeline system, which minimizes risk for companies by saving valuable time and shipping costs.
- Water – With the nearby Great Lakes, Northwest Ohio has the world’s largest supply of fresh water.
- Geography – More than 100 million people located within a day’s drive puts businesses close to customers. This region is also closely situated near the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.
This region features three major refineries within 85 miles of each other, helping Ohio rank among the top 10 oil-refining states in the nation. It also has a direct pipeline to Texas. Throughout Ohio, the industry spans the compete oil and gas supply chain, from drilling to production. Consistent, high demand for energy producers and material suppliers is fueled by the polymer, chemical and manufacturing strength in the state.
In just the past three years, Northwest Ohio’s advanced energy industry has generated:
Existing energy companies rave about the community support they receive throughout Northwest Ohio, as neighborhoods and towns welcome the opportunity to meet the corporate needs of this industry. That helps explain why some of the biggest names in the industry do business in Northwest Ohio.