Promise of jobs
The promise of jobs and economic development has always been a talking point for industry when they are entering a region. It’s important to balance these talking points with data that shows the actual economic trends so that we can best understand what to expect and whether or not these claims are accurate.
Here are some resources where you can find more information about actual job creation as it relates to gas development.
- StateImpact Pennsylvania Boomtown: A profile of Towanda, PA since fracking began five years ago.
- Institute for 21st Century Energy's U.S. Chamber's fracking job boom: A study discussing the relationship of potential job gains versus environmental impacts from fracking.
- Boomtown Social Effects: A description of the negative social effects caused by increased oil and gas activity in boomtowns, per Fossil Fuel Connections.
- Boom and Bust Economics: Description of the boom-and-bust cycle associated with the resource extraction economy, per Fossil Fuel Connections.