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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lancaster County
Re: Drilling Creating Jobs ?
I saw a map of the US the other day where counties that had higher than average employment gains were noted. The counties where drilling has been going gang busters, were among those counties with higher than average employment gains.
One of my customers here is from Bradford County. His dad runs a crane operating business. His dad, for 15 years, ran one crane. Now he runs 5. That means 4 other crane operators have jobs, and the attendent people to that operation.
My brother, a land surveyor, talks with a survyor in Wellsboro. Used to have one surveying crew. He now runs 4.
The number of triaxle dump trucks running the roads upstate is insane. They are helping to build well pads. Someone is driving those trucks.
Lets see, the gas companies last year wrote checks to landowners for over a BILLION dollars. That money is going to show up in people going out to eat more often, buying newer cars, maybe more toys, and other amenities. Someone is selling and servicing these items, thus,more jobs created.
It is such a simple economic principle, that it is a wonder that so few can understand it, but, when money flows into an area, wealth is created and jobs are a result.
The highest income areas in the US lie just outside Washington DC, and we all know how much money flows there. LOL
"It only takes one person to care in order to get something changed." Bryan S.