Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce President Austin Burke said the ranking was about three decades in the making. He said it was no surprise Pittsburgh finished first.
“The people of Pittsburgh are very nice and I’ve said it time and again that Pittsburgh, with its neighborhoods and different ethnic groups, is a big Scranton,” Mr. Burke said. “I think our time has come. I think this started 30 years ago and, like Mayor Doherty has said, we’ve kept hitting singles, not home runs. We put men on base and moved them over and now we’re scoring.”
Count Scranton as another city hoping to mimic Pittsburgh's success.