Executive Management Series to Discuss Local Implications of Marcellus Shale

Dr. Tim KelseyOn Friday, October 15, Penn State Wilkes-Barre will be hosting an Executive Management Breakfast Series at the Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., beginning at 7:45 a.m.  The topic for the October event will focus on the local government and business implications of the current Marcellus shale.

Development of Marcellus shale is bringing major economic opportunities for local communities and businesses, but is creating some major challenges.  The Executive Management Breakfast Series, sponsored by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society, will examine what Marcellus Shale may mean for local businesses and for local governments, and what communities can do to influence what occurs.  Keynote speaker Dr. Tim Kelsey will also discuss Penn State's new Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, and research activities underway to better understand the impacts of Marcellus on Pennsylvania.

Kelsey is a professor and State Program Leader, Economic and Community Development, with Penn State Cooperative Extension.  His work focuses on issues such as public finance and taxation, land use, and economic impacts of Marcellus Shale, and is used by local government officials and citizens interested in community issues.  As State Program Leader, he helps provide statewide leadership for Cooperative Extension programs focused on Marcellus Shale and natural gas development, place-based economic development, leadership development, and community decision-making. 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sandy Race, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education, at [email protected] or 570-675-9253.