Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What a difference a half century makes

I'm slow to this one, but our new BFF Forbes.com now has us ranked as one of the top places for working mothers.  Which harks back to one of the more amazing quotes in the economic history of Pittsburgh:
(Pittsburgh) will, however, slowly decline unless new industries employing women and those engaged in the production of consumer goods are attracted to the area.
This is from a report written by a place called the Econometric Institute based in New York City and titled: "Long Range Outlook for the Pittsburgh Industrial Area", stamped February 12, 1947. It was also stamped not for public release.   There was not a big desire back then to let anything other than positive info be put out for the public to read.

The more things change.


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