This is just to give a place for people who want to vent about my piece in the PG's Sunday Next Page
section on migration and Pittsburgh
. It always amazes me just how emotional people get over the issue of migration here. Over the years I have received some very eloquent yet strident letters from people on the topic. The odd thing is that comments I get cut both ways. Some of the most positive letters, positive about the region that is, come from people who have moved here and settled in... some of the most negative letters are people who moved away because they said they were forced to by lack of opportunities here. Those who are from Pittsburgh and have stayed here? We're all just our normal morose selves.
So here is something that I put up in the past... it goes along with the piece in the paper, but that does not work with ink. The image below should animate with a year by year picture of migration out of Pittsburgh. It works for some, but not for others. Clicking on the image may get it started.
Destinations of Outmigrants from Pittsburgh 1995-200