Amy Rutledge, director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said when Frank Brothers called her recently to complain about the compressor station, she advised him to contact his local town trustees.
"There are going to be positives and negatives in any situation," she
But most of the impacts have been positive, Rutledge
said, noting that Carroll County will this year double the number of hotel rooms it has and pointing out Chamber membership is enjoying brisk growth.
added, the local unemployment rate has fallen from more than 14.9 percent in 2010 to just 6 percent now.
"Anyone not working now is probably not wanting to work," she
One downside of the gas boom, Rutledge
and others said, is that rents for apartments have escalated markedly, making it tougher for low-income wage earners to find affordable housing.
But more job growth is on the way, she
"I'm not concerned with a boom-and-bust cycle when right around here there has been a billion-dollar investment," she
'NOT A QUICK GRAB-AND-GO'
was referring to the cryogenic natural gas processing plant operated by Utica East Ohio Midstream