Gauging the Economic Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling in the Pittsburgh Region

The proponents of drilling for gas in the Marcellus Shale formation are quick to point out the economic benefits this new industry is bringing to the Pittsburgh region and the state as a whole.  To gauge the economic impact of Marcellus Shale drilling, this Policy Brief examines employment, sales tax remittances, and reported taxable income in counties where drilling is taking place.



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