Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Why I Moved to Pittsburgh"

Business Insider: Why I Moved To Pittsburgh — The City That Americans Are Flocking To Faster Than Anywhere Else.

I leave for the crowd to parse. I will note that it appears as if they changed the title.

Also, it appears to be a daily double hagiography kind of day.  A new video from Kaufmann Foundation is out (or about to come out) all about the role of entrepreneurship on Pittsburgh's economy.

What would Ben Chinitz say?


Anonymous BrianTH said...

Pretty nuanced overall, even though I think he is likely still overemphasizing the energy angle.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

to delve into the anecdotal for just a minute. A neighbor of mine bought a house on my block for a way over-market price earlier THIS year. A shale worker it turns out.

But this week, same house is on the market again. Looks like he moved to Houston.

Live by the shale......

Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I often wonder whether Pittsburgh is really special in terms of tech jobs, eds/meds, etc., or if we're just merely reflecting a national urban trend. I travel to other cities regularly and see high tech firms, gentrification and transformation all over the place. So maybe it's just a case of Pittsburgh being so far down a generation ago that so-so improvement has had an outsized impact.

Friday, April 19, 2013 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

So-so improvement is better than decline. And honestly, I'd rather a place have slow growth than fast growth because it's easier to plan for. Cells that grow too fast are called cancer.

Friday, April 19, 2013 11:08:00 AM  

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