About MMDC

The Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference plays host to companies interested in locating new facilities or expanding existing operations in the state, and provides companies and industry leaders the opportunity to gain an expanded understanding of the potential for ethane and ethylene related product development in West Virginia.

Conference attendees learn about West Virginia’s advantages, including tax incentives, environmental permitting, workforce development, availability of employees and site options, and have the opportunity to network with West Virginia leaders, manufacturers and suppliers. 


From the President

Thank you for your interest in the Ninth Annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC). The Appalachian region is emerging as a world energy leader while the long-term opportunities for downstream manufacturing provide a clear path forward for lasting economic growth and job creation. 

The 2020 MMDC explores our country’s energy portfolio, priorities and challenges, the need for public education related to energy and manufacturing industries and a vision for downstream development. This year’s conference offers a focus on sustainability and the broader meaning of such development. We’ll share corporate responsibility models, hear the forecast for future natural gas related growth, take a look at risk assessment, hear updates from industry leaders, and more.

We appreciate the value you place on the educational and networking opportunities presented by the  ninth year of our MMDC. We are grateful for the support of our sponsors and exhibitors and hope you’ll take the time to visit exhibits and learn about the services and products offered. We look forward to seeing you in April.

Rebecca R. McPhail, President
West Virginia Manufacturers Association



Event Venue

Waterfront Place Hotel
2 Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26501

(304) 296-1700


  • Deadline for reservations: March 7, 2019
  • Parking available in the Morgantown Event Center Parking Garage.
  • All reservations are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy.