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Marietta’s Bed Tax Receipts at Record Levels

Is upswing in hotel/motel tax tourim or oil and gas?   December 31, 2013   By Evan Bevins, The Marietta Times   Recent record highs in Marietta’s hotel/motel tax appear to be based more on the accelerating oil and natural gas industry than traditional tourism, but some members of city council say that doesn’t mean [...]

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Invasion of Out-of-State Workers Prompts 10 Brand New Hotels

Who needs a scientific study for the lack of Ohioans not getting shale jobs when the proof is right in front of our eyes. According to an article by Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal an unbelievable 10 hotels are in some form of planning with seven already having broken ground. Guernsey County alone is slated for [...]

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Hotels, Motels, & Apartments Filling Up Fast

Shale industry workers storming into Ohio are taking up hotels and renting apartments at a frantic pace. Man camps are probably not too far off as lodging industry cannot keep up with demand.

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