Archive for October 2011

Marcellus & Utica Shale – “Doing it Right”

Friday, October 7th, 2011

As a Board member of the Nemacolin Energy Institute, I had an opportunity to attend the 2nd Annual Marcellus Shale Conference and Golf Invitational. The program included educational talks from both elected officials and experts in the shale gas industry. The main message take-away from all of the speakers was that shale gas is a […]

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New Book Features Strengthening Brand America Project

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Every once in awhile you get some news that is special and makes your day. Today I received an email from Robert Govers that the International Place Branding Yearbook 2011 has been officially published. It made my day because Robert and I co-authored a chapter in the book that focused on the Strengthening Brand America […]

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The Promise of Shale Energy

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Commercialization of shale gas is an interesting economic development challenge. As a Board member of the Nemacolin Energy Institute, I have a unique opportunity to study this phenomenon first hand. Imagine one day your community’s economy goes from 0 – 60 mph in a heartbeat because millions of years ago pressures in the earth created […]

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