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Canton hopes to be the center of the Utica shale boom
Summit highlights the gas and oil exploration that surrounds the city best known for hosting the Pro Football Hall of Fame
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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The Canton Chamber's Dennis Saunier says Canton is positioned to be the centerpiece of the Utica play.
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Northeast Ohio’s third largest metropolitan area is also the biggest metro in the much publicized Utica Shale play. And, Greater Canton is trying to parley that fact into becoming the recognized “capital” of Ohio’s gas and oil development. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.
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“Show-n-tell” is the usual business of a business show -- those gatherings put together by chambers of commerce and such to help local development.  But it was “show-n-learn” at the Utica Shale Summit in Canton this week.

Down Stream
Hundreds of business people gathered, not to demonstrate wares but to hear speakers: Experts, experienced in the last and largest economic impact of the shale boom. It's what's called “down-stream” --  after the oil and gas is out of the ground, flowing to market, and being bought and used in the general economy. 

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce was a sponsor.

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Chamber President Dennis Saunier: “Let’s learn from industry experts, people who are already utilizing many of the resources that we’re finding in eastern Ohio, and look at ways that the Canton region can benefit from some of the ideas and technology needs of the future.”

Saunier says being the “Utica Capital” isn’t about Canton as the hub of a short-term drilling boom. It’s about being the center of sustained business enterprises involved in the nation’s energy future.

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Not everyone is a fan, though. About a dozen protesters who fear what drilling may do to the environment mounted a small demonstration on the sidewalk of Market Avenue in front of the Canton Memorial Civic Center, where this week's summit was held.   

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