Positioned about 13 miles north of the proposed PTT Global Chemical ethane cracker plant in eastern Ohio, Wheeling, West Virginia, could become a corporate headquarters for companies that may follow the development of the plant, according to The Intelligencer.

Wheeling has a few former industrial areas that could be repurposed for new business associated with the ethane cracker. Mayor Glenn Elliott said having “a lot of office space” downtown gives the city a solid chance to attract interest from companies in the shale business. The former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. headquarters on Market Street, is one possibility.

Additionally, Wheeling could also serve as a place of residence for workers involved with the development.

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