Hydraulic fracturing and the development of the U.S. energy infrastructure are one of the keys in boosting growth for the country's economy, according to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute. The report, "Game Changers: Five Opportunities for U.S. Growth and Renewal," sees shale oil and natural gas development boosting U.S. gross domestic product anywhere from $380 billion to $690 billion. "Structural problems have been brewing in the U.S. economy for decades. It is time to shift the conversation toward growth-oriented policies that can mobilize investment and job creation," the report says.

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