Marcellus Shale Educational Forum

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

On Wednesday March 30, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (SCOPED), and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County to co-host “Marcellus Shale: Economic Development Implications.”

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel.

Topics will include how a sudden increase in natural gas development could affect our region and local economies as well as how communities and businesses can become better positioned for the significant changes that often accompany such developments. Dr. Tim Kelsey, Professor of Agriculture Economics and State Program Leader of Economic and Community Development at Penn State University; along with Dr. Susan Christopherson, an economic geographer and Professor with the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University will share their insights and experiences with Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. They will also discuss their thoughts on how New York should position itself for possible future development.

Registration for the event begins at 5:45 p.m. Presentations from guest speakers will take place at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow at 8 p.m.

Registration is required to attend this event and space is limited. Please contact SCOPED at 607-535-4341 to register, no later than March 25.