Pittsburgh

Pivoting a City: Can Startups Help More Than Themselves? | The Atlantic

by Alexis Madrigal

Pittsburgh has proven fertile soil for new companies, but the startup mentality may meet its match in a real town’s legacy problems.¬†

Pittsburgh is a great place to investigate the possibilities of a start-up led urban resurgence because of all the cities between the coast and Chicago, it’s the one that’s farthest along the path towards techdom. It’s got a world-leading research institution that focuses on artificial intelligence. Because the steel mills collapsed so quickly and so thoroughly, its leaders were forced to put together a long-term plan for the city’s future. (more…)

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