Construction of the Rover Pipeline has resulted in a number of economic benefits for the state of Ohio. The project will employ an estimated 10,000 construction workers in the region, providing good wages to hardworking tradesmen and women.
These construction workers live in the communities through which the project passes, eating at local restaurants, staying at local hotels, and purchasing the various goods and services needed during day-to-day life. This activity has created a number of positive impacts in its own right.
InsideSources recently reported that “Ohio businesses have experienced a welcomed boost to their bottom lines with the construction of a pipeline that began earlier this year.”
As the article goes on to indicate:
The Rover Pipeline crosses farmlands and passes near small towns as it cuts through the state. It will cover 713 miles starting in West Virginia before it connects to a line in Michigan. Some businesses along its path saw a considerable boost to revenue with construction bringing in a surge of workers from out of state.
Businesses like hotels and restaurants saw the direct impact of pipeline workers needing places to eat and sleep. The Best Western in Wooster, Ohio, even provided space so the workers could conduct meetings and safety training. Other businesses like laundromats and convenience stores saw a boost in sales as well.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved construction of the pipeline in early 2017. While the pipeline raises regulatory questions and protests from environmentalists, for others it will continue to bring a welcomed boost to business.
The article also features video testimony from local business operators, who relate the positive encounters they’ve had with Rover officials and construction workers.
Watch the video here: