Venture capital dollars invested in southwestern Pennsylvania companies were above the benchmark average through the third quarter of 2015. However, investment still trails the 2014 total of $222.3 million through the same period.
The Pittsburgh Regional Diversity Survey
The Pittsburgh Regional Diversity Survey asked more than 3,500 southwestern Pennsylvania residents for their views on diversity in the workplace, region and their neighborhood. The results are in.
Getting legal permission to live and work in the United States can be a difficult and uncertain journey for many international graduates.
The complex and frustrating process to be allowed to stay and work in this country is one of the biggest obstacles to retaining international graduates in a region where bolstering the thin foreign-born population is a priority for local government, businesses and economic development groups.
The Steelers Nation is one of the most-widely recognized examples of rabid team loyalty in all of sports. So it should come as little surprise that the city the Steelers have called home for 81 years claims the ranking as the best pro football sports town among the Pittsburgh Today benchmark cities when franchise support, on-field performance and history are the measures.
In March, Pittsburgh Today reported that the region’s seven-county metropolitan statistical area has the lowest minority workforce participation of the 15 benchmark regions. Today, we’re taking a deeper look – examining the populations in the urban cores versus the broader regions and seeing how they compare in the percentages of Asian, Hispanic, African American and multi-racial residents.
Go to any city with a professional baseball, football, basketball or hockey franchise and chances are you’ll find at least one guy in a bar who’ll argue his is the best sports town in America. It’s likely there’s even one in Charlotte after a Hornets victory and a few too many beers.
Pittsburgh area motorists travel roads that are less congested than in most major metropolitan areas. While that may come as a surprise to anyone idling in front of the Squirrel Hill tunnel or crawling over the Fort Pitt Bridge, the differences are significant.
Employers ranging from local corporations to government are taking a cue from the sports industry's most celebrated hiring policy to diversify Pittsburgh's workforce. Find out how the NFL's 'Rooney Rule' is influencing the region.