One of the oft-heard refrains is that when drilling shows up in a region, housing gets tight—really tight. Rents for apartments soar, and hotels are booked solid. That’s certainly the case in Bradford County, PA where there has been a tremendous amount of drilling, and economic growth, over the past few years.
The beauty of capitalism is that although there may be short-term pain from time to time, there’s long-term gain. The free market will appropriately respond to meet demand (opposite of what the Occupy Wall Street types say). And that’s just what’s happening in Dushore, PA, a small community in Bradford County. This is a story of a small bed and breakfast more than doubling in size to meet the demand for rooms—because of Marcellus Shale gas drilling.