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. http://www.businessinsider.com/oil-is-driving-migration-to-pittsburgh-2013-4

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. http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/ID8/Pittsburgh.aspx

What would Ben Chinitz say?

4 Comments:

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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