Deconstructing Marcellus Metrics
Just to make sure the vanity surfers catch it.. we will just add the keyword here: "Marcellus Shale". That always bumps up the readership here... for real.
Some key points in there. Look at how much of the economic impact they show there is coming from construction and related hotel/hospitality industries. When you do economic impact analysis, or lets be clear that when I (and most everyone I know for that matter) does economic impact analysis, you do not treat the up front construction employment associated with most any project the same as the net new jobs created for the long run.
You might also note that this Penn State study (I do wonder if some in the industry will ever refer to more than the one series of studies as being from Penn State researchers) make available their work product calculations.