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Wells Drilled — Annual Trend

No subject has attracted the attention of the Pittsburgh region as has the explosion of interest in deep-​well gas drilling into the Marcellus Formation; a…

Regional Bond Rating Index

Moody’s Investor Services uses a unique rating scale, running from a high of Aaa to a low of C, to determine the Bond Rating for…

Government Transparency

U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) evaluated the transparency of governments across the country in matters related to the spending of public funds. In general,…

Metropolitan Power Diffusion Index

The Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh provides the Metropolitan Power Diffusion Index (MPDI) for…

Local Governments — Pittsburgh Counties

Data here are compiled from the U.S. Census of Governments. Local government includes general-​purpose governments, such as counties, municipalities and boroughs; school districts; and special-​purpose…

Municipalities — Benchmark Regions

Data here are compiled from the U.S. Census of Governments. General-​purpose local governments play an important role in our communities. They have broad mandates to…
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