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    Remaking Learning - How It Got Started

    The eventual result of thousands of leaders and innovators working on behalf of kids, the Remake Learning Network started small:... More

  • Involuntary Mental Health Commitment - Age and race influence who is committed

    Involuntary Mental Health Commitment

    Teenagers and African Americans face the greatest risk of being involuntarily committed to mental health facilities in Allegheny County, a... More

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    Remaking Learning

    Southwestern Pennsylvania’s imaginative twists on educating children with the digital media they find so engaging and the regional movement that... More

  • Rewriting History - City police attempt to mend relations in African American neighborhoods

    Rewriting History

    The image of citizen-friendly policing is one that Pittsburgh hopes to earn in African American neighborhoods as the result of... More

  • Energy Boost - States collaborate to grow region’s petrochemical industry // pittsburghtoday.org

    Energy Boost

    After competing against one another to lure the industry to their states for years, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and his... More

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    When an Unseasonably Warm March Spelled Disaster

    The unseasonably warm temperatures we frequently enjoyed during this passing month of March helped take the bite out of winter.... More

  • Thinking Boldly - Region begins to imagine the transit network of the future

    Thinking Boldly

    Civic leaders across southwestern Pennsylvania want people to start thinking big about the future of transportation in the region. Imagine... More

  • Public Safety - Falling crime rates tempered by troubling exceptions // pittsburghtoday.org

    Public Safety

    Low and falling crime rates were again seen across the southwestern Pennsylvania region with a few exceptions, including a dramatic... More

  • Art Revival

    Art Revival

    The history of art and community development is complicated and not without tension, particularly between neighborhoods and outside organizations. In... More

What's New

Year-Over-Year Job Growth

The Pittsburgh region added 3,800 jobs between April 2015 and April 2016, a 0.3 percent increase. That percentage was below the benchmark average of 1.9 percent and was the lowest...


Employment by Establishments

The number of jobs in arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased by 78 from 4,413 in 2013 to 4,491 in 2014. That total was slightly below the...


Number of Establishments

The number of arts and cultural establishments in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area increased by 4 from 319 in 2013 to 323 in 2014. That total was below the benchmark average...