Petrochemical Corridor Moves Forward
Researchers have identified underground structures in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia suitable for a natural gas storage hub, a... More
Sustainability Watch The City of Pittsburgh and region have made important strides toward a future built around a sustainable... More
Sustainability Watch: Internet Access
The digital divide is narrowing in Western Pennsylvania, if only slightly. Fewer people in the Pittsburgh MSA reported a lack... More
Sustainability Watch: Cost of Living
The cost of living has increased in the region since 2011, but so has family income. And despite rising costs,... More
No Money Down
The use of money bonds to hold people who are arrested is falling out of favor in an increasing number... More
Does Air Quality Matter to Young Workers?
Pittsburgh’s “smoky city” days are past, but the region’s air remains among the most polluted of the country’s metropolitan areas,... More
Despite the improvement in the region’s air quality in recent years, southwestern Pennsylvania still fails to meet federal health-based standards... More
The Last Coke Works
U.S. Steel’s Clairton plant still casts a long shadow over local air quality At the Clairton Public Library in the... More
The Region's Top 10 Air Polluters
Although the region’s air has improved dramatically from the height of Pittsburgh’s industrial past, southwestern Pennsylvania remains home to factories... More
The Pittsburgh region gained 10,300 jobs between August 2016 and August 2017, a 0.9 percent increase over the year. However, that percentage was below the benchmark average of 2 percent growth and...
The number of permits issued for new privately owned residential construction is an excellent indicator of growth and economic vitality. After years of declining building permits that began in 2006,...
Race and ethnicity patterns in the United States are significantly impacted by migration flows. Historically low migration rates into the Pittsburgh region have resulted in low overall diversity rates and...