With the U.S. Census Bureau reporting continuing populations losses for metropolitan Pittsburgh, the region is one of only a few “large” U.S. metros reporting losses, putting us in the company of Youngstown, Ohio and Altoona/​Johnstown, Pa. This is not a good story. Companies often choose where to locate or expand in places people…

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  • Issue Quarter Between the Issues
  • Issue Year 2018
With recession upon us and its attendant unease, taking stock is an unavoidable activity for people like me in the information business. The exercise is made more intense because the past 30 years in Pittsburgh have been times of high drama that attracted international attention and visitors coming to see for themselves.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Our city’s employment
The 2009 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks Pittsburgh 52nd in the world. This annual report aims at an international business audience and compares 215 cities based on 39 criteria. Among the most important are: Political/​economic stability, safety, education, hygiene, recreation and transportation.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A look at Pittsburgh’s recent rankings and evolution from the smoky city to the most livable
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