Thursday, September 17, 2009

Brown Town Now

The Economist weighs in:  The revival of Pittsburgh; Lessons for the G20

Of course, the Economist folks were a bit ahead of the curve


Blogger n'at said...

I like to believe that pittsburgh is ahead of the curve in its development culturally and economically. Pittsburgh was fortunate to have an early industry in glass and munitions. Building from that was the infrastructure of ports for the river travel and rail that allowed iron and steel production and deliveries to bloom.

Houston, Palo Alto, Raleigh-Durham, Phoenix? They're mere infants. We've seen bust and boon several times already, and we'll see it again when the population gets young, fast, and the health care industry wanes.

Top ticket items for the next few generations: aging populace and how to care for them (check), aging infrastructure and how to care for it (check), fiscally and structurally deficient government (check and double check).

We can be the petri dish for resolving national issues by analyzing and solving our regional issues.

Just give me my Tesla factory and you can do all the other stuff...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:04:00 PM  

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