From the Sunshine State to the erstwhile Rust Belt?Pittsburgh as a potential destination is an interesting case. In the early ' '80s, after the steel industry collapsed, its economy was in more of a shambles than Florida's is now. Since then, though, the city has shifted from steel, steel and steel to education, finance and health care. Urbanists, economists and social scientists point to the place as a great example of how a city, state or region can work through calamity and create a more balanced, more diverse economy. Florida, many of them believe, could learn something from Pittsburgh.Last year, iWork had a man move to Pittsburgh for a job. So did LaBelle.McCafferty wanted to stay but made his decision by looking mainly at two factors:1. Family. He's from there. His mother, who's 80, still lives there, and two sisters, too.2. Desperation. "I'd been out of work for a year," he said, "and it was the only offer I had."
Sometimes, you have to move to where the jobs are located.