The teased this story last week, but now have an explicit list. It didn't make it into the first paragraph, but the 2nd paragraph had an obligatory reference to Pittsburgh of course in the Forbes story: America's Eight Most Downsized Cities
by diasporan Lauren Sherman. We are in fact listed at number 8 which makes me wonder if we were the cutoff by intent which would be fine... can't have a downsized city article that does not include us right?
Forbes also recently ranked Pittsburgh as the single best place for unemployment pay
. I guess that is a good thing although it's a hard thing to sell explicitly. Note that as I when I type this, the Forbes entry for San Antonio on this also has a picture of Pittsburgh
. Not sure anyone has ever really confused the two regions in the past.