What Pittsburgh Can Teach Us

Pittsburgh is another Rust Belt “second city” where much work has been done to bring new economic life to a place the financial class long ago wrote off as having labor costs that are too high and environmental regulations that are too tough. For two decades, even as Pittsburgh and its surrounding region have mirrored Buffalo’s population decline, the foundations and universities in Pittsburgh, and a state-funded program called the Ben Franklin Technology Partners, have made extraordinary efforts to nurture startups even as Carnegie Mellon University has become known as the international leader in computer engineering.

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