Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hiring Homers

Even before Westinghouse announced it was staying in Pittsburgh and expanding, a lesser known fact was the the region had the highest concentration of nuclear engineering talent in the nation. Absent a few scientific communities in the former USSR, Pgh might have been in the running for the highest concentration in the world. What was odd for decades was that when people would talk about industrial clusters, rarely would people talk about nuclear power here despite it being the one specific industries that we arguably had the most competitive advantage in workforce wise. Maybe it was the stigma of the industry, but maybe people thought the growth forecast was so abysmal that it wasn't worth talking about. Times change.

With news that Westinghouse is expanding, the region's lead can only expand. But just recently there is more news. The potential that Bechtel may consolidate up to 800 nuclear workers from its site in Schenectady, NY (which is a lot for this industry) will have a real impact here and blunt some of the loss Monroeville may face as Westinghouse moves a lot of jobs to Cranberry. Setting aside Westinghouse, Monroeville isn't losing all of these jobs as the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin is expected to remain in place.

Also from this weekend is a long write up in the Financial Times on some new potential technology developments in the Nuclear Power industry that could conceivably be considered "disruptive". Worth a read. And if you didn't catch it, it is international news that Westinghouse signed a deal just last week to build two nuclear reactors in South Carolina.

Why nuclear power is concentrated here may seem incongruous in what some may perceive as based historically in 'old' industries. Yet it all fits together when you think about it. I tried to connect those dots once in Energy Burgh.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

2015-10-7 xiaozhengm
Michael Kors Factory Outlet Online Official
celine bag
Abercrombie Short T-Shirts
michael kors outlet online
Designer Louis Vuitton Handbags Online
uggs on sale
Louis Vuitton Bags Original
michael kors handbags
Jordan Retro 13 Pink And Grey
Air Jordan Shoes For Women And Men
hermes bags
Jordan Retro 8 Playoffs
michael kors bags
Abercrombie and Co Stoves and Awnings
Red Bottom Shoes Christian Louboutin
Authentic Coach Factory Outlet Online
ugg boots on sale
Louis Vuitton Backpack Purse
ralph lauren
Louis Vuitton Outlet Factory Online
hollister uk sale
louis vuitton outlet stores
Authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Handbag
Michael Kors Outlet Online USA Stores
louis vuitton handbags
Ugg Boots,Ugg Boots Outlet,Ugg Outlet,Cheap Uggs,Uggs On Sale,Ugg Boots Clearance,Uggs For Women
Air Jordan 4 Green Glow
true religion outlet
Louis Vuitton Bags On Sale Cheap
Authentic Gucci Factory Outlet
cheap jerseys
Louis Vuitton Outlet High Quality
canada goose jackets
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Fangyaya said...

nike blazers
supra sneakers
fitflops sale clearance
adidas nmd
toms shoes
true religion jeans
gucci handbags
jordan 13
jordan 3 infrared
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton handbags
burberry outlet
jordan 8s
jordan 6
louis vuitton outlet stores
kobe bryant shoes
coach factory outlet online
adidas shoes
louis vuitton outlet
cheap oakleys
christian louboutin sale
coach outlet
nike air huarache
michael kors
louis vuitton outlet stores
louis vuitton handbags
adidas uk
michael kors outlet clearance
ray ban sunglasses
oakley outlet
coach outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
michael kors handbags
air jordan pas cher
rolex watches outlet
adidas originals shoes
coach outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
mont blanc pens
jordans for sale

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:12:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home