The lost $billion
Maybe the question to ask is where has the money NOT gone.. at least relatively.
Their data for Allegheny County is online. It says Allegheny County has received $867 million in stimulus moneys in total. The thing is, they show that to come out to be $711 per capita, which turns out to be well below the Pennsylvania average of $1,291 per capita and just above half the national aveage of $1,400 per capita. That is the story for what has been going on locally, where lots of proposals for stiumulus related funding have been turned down. If we had received at the national per capita rate, there would have been almost another billion floating around somewhere.
If you scroll down you can see the itemized list of recipients... my quick scan looking for the metaphorical $800 hammer didn't show me anything, but maybe a crowdsourced look will find something to note. There is a line item there for $840K for the Double Wide Grill which I presume is the place on Carson on the South Side. I am pretty sure, and a note there seems to confirm, the $840K was not specific to them... just that they were a recipient of part of it.