Shale boom is driving up lodging tax revenue in West Virginia and Ohio

Towns across West Virginia and Ohio are seeing their lodging tax revenue increase as a result of the influx of workers associated with the gas drilling boom, news station WTOV9 reports. Since workers often stay several months – keeping the hotels and motels at capacity – some officials are calling for the construction of new hotels to meet demand and take full advantage of the boom, the article said.

Ohio, West Virginia