Developing the nation’s vast natural gas shale reserves is being called a “game changer” for the U.S. economy, according to a December 2011 report by the National Association of Manufacturers.  An analysis of the Pennsylvania Marcellus natural gas industry found the Marcellus Shale Formation could become the leading supplier of natural gas in America over the coming decade.

What we can offer...

Affordable business locations; world-class healthcare; dedicated and available workforce; economic development organizations; much more!

The Cambria-Somerset region’s central location creates an ideal business environment for major energy companies, as well as small, mid-sized, and large service providers to the still-developing Shale Gas industry.

Greater Johnstown offers convenient access to all points within the Marcellus Shale exploration area via a diverse highway system, advanced rail system, and modern airport that handles more than 45,000 flight operations annually.   What’s more, the Greater Johnstown area has existing buildings and ready-to-build land available.

In addition to providing prospective companies with Site Assistance, JARI can help your business with a variety of other logistical challenges such as Business Financing and recruiting and training workers through our Workforce Development program.   The Cambria-Somerset region has an abundant, talented workforce with many skill sets poised to get the job done.

Contact us today to find out how JARI is able to assist Shale Business with locations and business opportunities in the Johnstown area. Email Linda Thomson at or call 814.262.8370.