Economy and Business

Is A Petrochemical Boom Headed For Pennsylvania?

Mar 27, 2017
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Shell is expected to begin constructing its $6-billion petrochemical plant in Beaver County later this year. But a new, state-commissioned report says that may be only the beginning for Pennsylvania’s petrochemical industry. The report says the state will be producing enough of the right kinds of natural gas to support up to four ethane crackers in addition to Shell’s facility, which is slated to be online by 2021 or 2022.

Lindsey Lazarski, WHYY

KEYSTONE CROSSROADS - When playing the slots in Pennsylvania, casinos and gamblers aren't the only ones making money. The state collects 54 cents for every dollar a player loses in a slot machine. 

Karen DeWitt

Members of a leading senior citizens lobbying group are advocating for a retirement plan in New York that could benefit their children and grandchildren. 

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With significant investment, the state’s manufacturing sector could put the economy in high gear. President Donald Trump called for “a new program of national rebuilding,” in his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.  

Finger Lakes Gaming and Racing

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - There will be a racing season at Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack. The 56th consecutive season of thoroughbred racing was somewhat in doubt when the track owners and the horsemen's association could not agree on terms for this upcoming season. 

Todd Rosenberg / Kraft Foods Group

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Officials in Steuben County are bracing for the possibility that hundreds of jobs may be leaving. Kraft Heinz has sent out a notice to 330 employees of the plant in Campbell that they could be laid off.  

Monica Sandreczki / WSKG News

Some Oneonta residents are worried about using state economic development money to construct new buildings instead of renovating existing ones.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Even though consolidation was the name of the game in Governor Tom Wolf's proposed budget, it still includes about a billion dollars in new taxes. As such, the proposal has gotten a chilly reception from the commonwealth's business advocates. 

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Take action. That was the message from Vice President and Regional Economist at M&T Bank Gary Keith to Binghamton’s business community on Tuesday.

Payne Horning, WRVO

ONEIDA (WRVO) - Inside a factory near Oneida, a roll of flat, shiny steel slowly inches into a machine that cuts, imprints and bends the metal, spitting out two shells on the other end. Sherrill Manufacturing CEO Matt Roberts says the way this machine fuses those two halves to form the handle of a knife,  through a process called brazing, is one of a kind. But this machine is not the only unique thing about this factory. 

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