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A Cautionary Tale of Petrochemicals from Pennsylvania

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Since the Beaver County project was first announced in 2012, industry executives and local decision-makers have claimed it would spur local economic growth and renewed business investment. Yet, as the project nears completion, our report finds that prosperity hasn’t arrived. Since 2012, Beaver County has seen a declining population, zero growth in employment, zero reduction in poverty, and zero growth in businesses—even when factoring in all the temporary construction workers at this site. In fact, the county has fallen behind both the state and the nation in nearly every measure of economic activity.Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 10 AM for a conversation on the key findings and implications of the report with authors Eric de Place and Molly Kiick.


November 30th 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM