More Musical Metrics Along the Mon
From the same data used yesterday, here are the metro areas with highest number of Musical Instrument Repairers.... Pittsburgh is not #1, but when you realize how much smaller Pittsburgh is than either New York or LA this really is striking. Compare the location quotients (LQ), the employment per thousand jobs, which is pretty much the same metric with a different normalization, and you get a feel for how Pittsburgh jumps out. Pittsburgh clearly has the highest LQ among all large metros.
Why this is a cluster I don't know. Hopefully not an artifact of sampling error. Some have suggested it is because of Philip Injeian Downtown. Maybe, but he specializes in just violin and cello repair. I understand there to be a busy bass violin repairer on the South Side with national business, and I have to tell you I am fascinated by the global resume of Dormont's Mr. Zhu. I am less clear what happens to injured brass, woodwinds or percussions. Such is mostly what Ms. Google tells me of the local business, my own string career ending before it started when I refused to go to violin class at age 6... or so I am told.