Trip to Pittsburgh
From: 18 May 2014 - To - 21 May 2014
Description: The Pittsburgh of today ranks among the top places to live, work, and visit in the United States – consistently recognized with accolades from major travel and financial organizations as one of the most livable cities with one of the most viable economies. The city has ‘re-imagined and re-worked’ itself into a model urban success story. Moving from down and out to ‘rock star’ didn’t happen overnight…in fact it took 30 years!
Key program elements:
- Remarkable transformation from one o the most economically and environmentally depressed places in the USA to a place ranked by the Economist and Forbes magazines a the most livable community in the nation.
- This once flat broke city that lost half its population turned its economy around and redeveloped thousands of acres of abandoned steel mills, turned around dozens of blighted neighborhoods, invested in new ballparks and a convention center…and cleaned its rivers.
- Today, Pittsburgh is a robust, diversified economy rich in science and technology innovations with a supportive environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs…and yes they still make things.
And the job isn’t done!