Pittsburgh's average weekly wages for the final quarter of 2014 rose 3 percent over the final quarter in 2013. The increase placed the region below the benchmark average in wage increase among the 15 benchmark regions.
Seeds of Opportunity
Nonprofits such as Urban Innovation21 and Thrill Mill are taking steps to redefine the image of incubators as solely focused on highly educated tech developers by reaching out to struggling communities and adopting inclusion and neighborhood engagement as part of their strategies. Find out how these nonprofits are making a difference.
PittsburghTODAY is excited to announce the publication of Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow 2015. In this annual report, we asses how Pittsburgh is doing compared with 14 other regions in 11 categories and examine key issues affecting Pittsburgh.
Behind the Times: The Limited Role of Minorities in the Greater Pittsburgh Workforce
The southwestern Pennsylvania workforce is lacking in diversity by almost any measure. And the discrepancies seen in labor force participation, the type of jobs minority workers hold and the incomes they earn are issues with implications for the region’s economy, businesses and citizens.
Southwestern Pennsylvania looks to be in solid economic shape for 2015, according to PNC Financial Services Group's chief economist Stuart Hoffman. Employment is holding near all-time highs, and an historic low unemployment rate of 4.1 percent may be in sight for the seven-county region in 2016.
Older adults are growing in number and influence across the region and the nation. See the new report this new report to learn about the demographic phenomenon that has profound implications for everyone in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Despite marked improvement in air quality, the Pittsburgh region still ranks among the most polluted in the nation. This PittsburghTODAY special report looks at whether we've grown tolerant of substandard air and asks the question: Is better good enough?