Monday, May 31, 2010

Pittsburgh No. 1 in Job Growth in the Nation

The Pittsburgh region ranked first in the country for private sector job creation in April 2010, beating 40 other metropolitan statistical areas. The region has fared relatively well in these hard times due to a diversified economy, which was necessitated by Pittsburgh's own hard times in the early 1980's due to the rapid collapse of the steel industry. While it still tries to shake its image as a fading, smoky Rust Belt behemoth, facts such as these robust job growth numbers, the selection of the city in September 2009 for the G-20 summit, and recently being chosen as the most livable region in America by Forbes magazine belies this outdated notion.

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