Weirton, WV

 

  • Weirton/Steubenville Area ranked 1st out of 380 USA metro areas for FDI attractiveness (2012-2014). 

 

  • In a recent report by Realtor.com, data identified 10 markets out of the 500 largest cities in the country that have the lowest median home prices. Completing the top five is Weirton, West Virginia. According to the report, an economic recovery due to the oil and gas industry, median home price of $90,000, and Weirton’s rate of serious crimes being less than half the national average are contributing factors.

 

  • Weirton/Steubenville area ranked 7th/380 metro areas for number of large establishments with 500+ employees per 10,000 workers (2002-2013). 

 

  • The National Council for Home Safety and Security considers FBI statistics, population data, and other research to come up with a list of safest cities in West Virginia, and the City of Weirton came out on top for 2018.

 

  • GOBankingRates has WV as having the highest economic growth of any state in the country in 2017.

 

  • Weirton-Steubenville ranks 1st in nation in construction growth: Consecutive years tri-county area ranks among highest in nation in increase in construction jobs.

 

Economics & Demographics

1 Workdays Drive to:

50

of US population

33

of Canadian population

50

of all Retail Sales

50

of Industrial output

Industries

  • Approximately 70% of all North American polyethylene customers are within a 700 mile radius of site (Source: Shell Website).
  • Located 20 miles from Shell Cracker Plant (2022).
  • Located 40 miles from future PTT Global Cracker plant (TBD).
  • $141 Billion dollars worth of chemical exports within 400 mi radius of site
  • 10% of WV state output is created by ~1,000 manufacturing firms.
  • WV is a target-rich environment for industry. Our industrial heritage and short ladder to decision-makers makes WV an ideal location for industrial activity.
  • Within 400 mile radius
    • 120,000+ manufacturing firms
    • $1 Trillion in Manufacturing output
    • $82,000 Average annual wage

Transportation Logistics (Truck)

0- 100 mi.

  • 25 mi. – Pittsburgh, PA
  • 50 mi. – Canton, OH
  • 75 mi. – Akron, OH
  • 100 mi. – Cleveland, OH

101 – 200 mi.

  • 150 mi. – Columbus, OH
  • 160 mi. – Erie, PA
  • 200 mi. – Charleston, WV

201 – 300 mi.

  • 210 mi. – Dayton, OH
  • 240 mi. – Buffalo, NY
  • 250 mi. – Cincinatti, OH
  • 275 mi. – Washington, DC
  • 280 mi. – Detroit, MI
  • 300 mi. – Indianapolis, IN
301 – 400 mi.

  • 340 mi. – Philadelphia, PA
  • 350 mi. – Toronto, ON
  • 360 mi. – Louisville, KY
  • 400 mi. – New York City, NY

400+ mi.

  • 450 mi. – Chicago, IL
  • 460 mi. – Charolette, NC
  • 525 mi. – Nashville, TN
  • 550 mi. – St. Louis, MO
  • 600 mi. – Boston, MA
  • TBD
  • Positioned in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica Shale Basins
  • Located near the source of oil and natural gas
  • The northern panhandle is home to one of the largest petrochemical companies in Ohio River Valley (Ergon) and multiple power generation plants.