News that isn't
The point is though that nothing in the news today is really reflective of anything that has happened in just the last few years. No G20 boost, nor any recent program or initiative either caused or inhibited the story today. The trends that lead to the headline today were inevitably in place over a decade ago. I think the good Jim R. likes talking about the mesofacts impacting regions. In all of this you see mesotrend #1 impacting Pittsburgh. You can't even infer that all 'youth' are the same. For the city in particular though, the 'youth' that are moving here are really part and parcel with the growth in college students enrolled locally, especially those living in dorms.. and not necessarily younger families with children.
Yet even after a decade, that same oped could be rerun today. By most any metric you can think of, everywhere else in the US is getting older a lot faster than Pittsburgh is and will continue to do so for several more decades. If you take a look at this story: Baby boomers augur old age, new needs, and in particular this graphic, you will see the projections for 2030 by state. Basically Pennsylvania is dead last in the projected % growth in its elderly population. Pittsburgh, the region, is an even more distant outlier in terms of how much slower our elderly population growth will be compared to elsewhere in the nation.
Border Guard Bob needs to take up some occupational training as an undertaker.