The United States Conference of Mayors and The Council for the New American City has a new report out detailing the state of metro economies and where they are heading. I've hosted the map of return-to-peak employment here. Rather than sing the praises of Pittsburgh, I'll focus on this sentence from the report:
Five of the metro areas not slated to recover until the next decade rank in the 100 largest in the country (see Figure 7).
I added the link to "Figure 7", which you can also view in the report. Here are the five:
That's the new old Rust Belt, the Industrial Heartland left behind. The Detroit-Cleveland axis is an economic disaster. The reset for these cities is just beginning.