Monday, March 03, 2014

Border Guard Bob Says, ‘Pittsburgh Is Dying’

Intolerant Pittsburgh can't retain local graduates at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Demographics and brain drain.

Subject Article: "How Pittsburgh can up its game in brainpower."

Other Links: 1. "The Era of Dying Places: Everyone Is Starved for Talent, but Migration Is a Thing of the Past."
2. "Atlanta Is Dying: Young, Smart People Are Fleeing Georgia’s Capital City."
3. "Mayor working to keep more Tech grads."
4. "The Business Journals' brainpower rankings for 102 major markets."
5. "Sic Semper Bob."
6. "How now brown town? A former steel city is now proclaiming its cleaner land and clever minds."
7. "Border Guard Bob comes out of retirement."
8. "The Robots That Saved Pittsburgh: How the Steel City avoided Detroit’s fate."
9. "Preventing a Brain Drain: Talent Retention in Boston."
10. "New startup conference aims to halt Boston brain drain."
11. "Boston Is Dying."

Postscript: Pittsburgh needs to retain more local college graduates because the educational attainment rate of the workforce is relatively low via national comparison. But the educational attainment rate of Pittsburgh is relatively low because of the demographic bomb that went off in the 1980s and 250,000 people left the region. Talent retention isn't a time machine. I'm disappointed in Mayor Peduto. The people of Pittsburgh deserve better leadership.

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