Over the last decade, Southwestern Pennsylvania has experienced dramatic shifts in energy production, and we have seen tremendous changes in land use patterns, but how has the advent of unconventional oil and gas development changed our economy?
Local Government Academy’s partnership with the Washington and Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management helps local governments understand Shale Gas development and the complex world of energy. This latest online course developed for the Shale Gas Knowledge Hub examines job creation and trade-offs in how the development of energy resources and systems benefit the economy.
Jerry Paytas, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Research & Analytics for Fourth Economy. Founded in 2010, Fourth Economy includes 14 full-time team members and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fourth Economy is a unique consulting business that works to build better communities and stronger economies. Jerry’s insightful presentation looks at energy from a variety of perspectives and provides some insights on what it means for local government.