Every day I continue to read great things about Pittsburgh.Â After the steel industry went out years ago,Â focus was put into education centers and that blossomed into a city with great strength in healthcare and technology.
“Unemployment is 5.5 percent, far below the national average. While housing prices sank nearly everywhere in the last year, they rose here. Wages are also up. Foreclosures are comparatively uncommon.
A generation ago, the steel industry that built Pittsburgh and still dominated its economy entered its death throes. In the early 1980s, the city was being talked about the way Detroit is now. Its very survival was in question. ”
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