Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to headquarter its Utica shale operations in eastern Ohio at new offices in Stark County's Louisville.
Chesapeake has bought 291 acres in southwest Louisville bewteen state Route 44 and Beck Road in the Beck Industrial Commerce Center.
It is expected that building the new regional facilities there will begin soon.
The company’s director of corporate development says it’s a centralized site with the space to accommodate Chesapeake’s growing operations in eastern Ohio.
City Manager E. Thomas Ault says the investment could mean new jobs and tax revenues for Louisville.
Chesapeake has rented office space at two locations in dowtown Canton and in the city of Green in Summit County.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
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