How entrepreneurial is Jim Bouchard? Consider this: When he sold Esmark, Inc., the publicly held steel company he ran, to Russia’s OAO Severstal in 2008, the price was a whopping $775 million, a remarkable exit for a five-​year-​old company. But instead of cashing in his chips and retiring to the good life, Bouchard…

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  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading Jim Bouchard quietly builds an “unlikely” conglomerate
In the not-​too-​distant past, Border Guard Bob was thought to have been a good idea. He was the amusing face of a short-​lived marketing campaign to staunch the flow of Pittsburgh’s young to other cities, a problem perceived by some of the region’s civic-​minded to be grave enough to warrant aggressive action.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh is attracting talented young workers and could be poised to become one of the nation’s most youthful cities
After eight years of unprecedented expansion, the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania is now weighed down by its own success, analysts say. Struggling with a market that is being flooded with more natural gas than it can bear, the industry is optimistically predicting that new markets in transportation, home heating, chemical manufacturing and…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2012
  • Sub Heading How will prices, exports and energy independence affect the industry and Pennsylvania?
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