Saylor Commends Corbett on Job Creation Vision
HARRISBURG – With the announcement today that the preliminary steps have been taken toward opening a new chemical plant in Beaver County, House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-York) today said Gov. Tom Corbett’s commitment to bringing jobs back to Pennsylvania is paying off.

Earlier today, Royal Dutch Shell signed a land option agreement with Horsehead Corporation in Beaver County to evaluate a site near Monaca, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh for a potential petrochemicals complex,” Saylor said. “While Ohio and West Virginia had both competed with Pennsylvania for the plant, in the end, I believe last month’s passage of legislation expanding the state’s Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) law – which was strongly backed by Gov. Corbett – was instrumental in Shell’s decision.”

Typically, KOZ incentives to spur job growth last for 10 years. With the expanded legislation, a company that expends at least $1 billion and creates 400 jobs is eligible for a 15-year KOZ designation. Shell reportedly will spend as much as $4 billion on the Monaca site.

“While this is the first step in a long process before any ground is broken or concrete poured, it is clear that the pro-jobs policies put forward in the past 15 months are working,” Saylor said. “I commend Gov. Corbett and his action team for reaching out to companies to join us in creating family-sustaining jobs with the huge energy resources we have in the Marcellus Shale region.”

House Majority Whip Stan Saylor
94th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Charles Lardner
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