In honor of what would have been the 85th birthday of Fred Rogers — that quintessential Pittsburgher, educator, songwriter, author and creator and host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood – we revisit a previously published post by Jim Futrell, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance’s vice president of market research. A sometimes-gruff repository [...]
By Jim Futrell, vice president of market research and analysis for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
A recent article published on Texas CEO Magazine’s website talked about the “brain gain” in San Antonio, citing a rise in the number of talented young people with college educations choosing to move to that medium-sized city [...]
The Census Bureau recently released city population estimates for 2011, which indicate that the population in the city of Pittsburgh increased by 528 people between July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011.
This continues the broader story of the renewed growth of the regional population since 2009 after decades of losses. As seen in the [...]
For the past five years, the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance have celebrated “Wins” day, a Wednesday in March when we tote up all the announced investment and development projects, or “wins,” of the previous year.
In 2011, the 10-county Pittsburgh region landed 286 [...]
Dispelling the long-held lament that Pittsburgh’s population is declining, Forbes included Pittsburgh (Allegheny County, more specifically) in a list of regions on the rise in its March 12 issue. While many recent rankings spotlighted Pittsburgh’s livability – due in part to its economic and quality-of-life transformation – Forbes’ inclusion of [...]
While there are certainly several resources for job growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics, the Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area recorded its best October employment on record at 1,161,300. Employment grew 1.2 percent from September 2011 and 1.9 percent from October 2010. (You can read more about it on the [...]
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