The Pittsburgh region is doing better than most others in cost of living, unemployment and job growth. That's according to a new benchmarking study by the Regional Indicators at Pitsburghtoday.org. The study, Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow," measures a 22 county Pittsburgh region that includes some of eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia against 14 other cities: Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Richmond and St. Louis....in 10 categories: demographics, arts, education, economy, environment, housing, health, public safety, government and transportation.
The study looks at how the region rebounded since the early 1980's when unemployment topped 17%. Now the jobless rate remains well below the national average.
Listen to Part 1 of an interview between DUQ's Kevin Gavin and Douglas Heuck, director of the Regional Indicators at Pittsburghtoday.org
Listen to Part 2 of interview with Douglas Heuck