"Manufacturing cities like Pittsburgh have suffered so much for the last two, three, four years that there’s still a population base in that region, and now those areas are sort of attractive," says James P. Gaines, research economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. "Home prices are so low, some service-level jobs can be created, so it's not surprising perhaps that there's been a revitalization of some of those communities."
I read the article a few times to make sure I understood the analysis. It's bogus. Gaines has no idea what is going on in Pittsburgh. Neither does Forbes.
With positive publicity like this, who needs a smear campaign?