The Marcellus Shale Coalition this morning unveiled “Marcellus on Main Street,” an online business directory designed to help small and medium-sized businesses become part of the supply chain of the burgeoning natural gas industry.
For $25, companies can add their business name and profile to the website’s searchable categorized catalog of firms. Features include a searchable interactive map and links to firms’ external websites.
The coalition “pre-populated” the directory with about 500 companies, President Kathryn Klaber said. Roughly 300 are coalition members, while various chambers of commerce and industry partners submitted the other 200, she said.
The coalition reviews and approves applications to be listed on the site, but creating and posting a profile is essentially self-directed, Klaber said.
“This is really a broad-based economic opportunity,” she said of Marcellus gas development, and the site will help more companies get involved.