Scioto County, Ohio has long been a thriving location for the chemical industry. Our transportation infrastructure, with extensive rail and river access, makes it affordable to transport large quantities of both raw materials and finished products, while our abundant and low-cost utilities (including billions of gallons of fresh water) keep processing costs low for companies.

So it’s no surprise that you’ll find that we’re already home to companies manufacturing phenol, acetone, polystyrene, and other chemicals and byproducts used in a host of nearby industries such as food packaging, lighting, medical products, paints,
and auto components.

That also means that we already have a strong base of workers who understand the chemical industry and who have the
skills employers need.