No indifference over Pittsburgh
Which reminds me of something I have noticed for a long time: Folks from outside of Pittsburgh are far more positive in their analysis of the Pittsburgh economy than most in town are. I don't just mean the media coverage alone, but academics, politicians, economic development professionals and all sorts of people exhibit the same pattern in less public ways. Not true all the time of course, lots of diverse opinions out there.... but it really is true to a large degree. Not quite sure what it means and you could spin it two ways. We know ourselves better than others could be one argument I have heard, or maybe we are that much less objective at understanding our own region. No matter really, but for sure there are few people indifferent in their opinions about Pittsburgh.
But let the Phoenix-Pittsburgh comparisons begin! And for sure Jerry was right. Mania we got.