Formerly an industrial powerhouse, in the 1970s Pittsburgh went into a decline. Then diverse local interests came together to rebuild the city into a tech, healthcare and financial services hub, ensuring its survival through education and innovation. Natasha Turak reports.
Pittsburgh powers up
Originally published with the December/January issue of fDi Magazine
In association with Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi
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