• Region’s Demographics Changing


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    Southwestern Pennsylvania is starting to look more like the United States as the region’s population becomes more diverse, the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates suggest. The demographic shifts are most significant in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, where the Asian and Hispanic populations have been on the rise. In the five-year period from... More

  • Population Slips Again


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    The Pittsburgh region’s population continued to slide in 2017, falling to 2,333,367 people, according to recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. It marked the fifth consecutive year population has declined in the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area. “The Pittsburgh region is a place that has suffered from a lot of population loss for... More

  • Poverty Rates Trend Lower


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    Poverty rates declined last year for both the overall southwestern Pennsylvania population and among children in the region, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey data. The annual overall poverty rate for the seven-county Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area fell from 12.3 percent in 2015 to 10.8 percent in 2016. The decrease dropped the... More

  • Behind the Times – Introduction


    Introduction - Behind the Times

    With mobility in the domestic and international workforce continuing to increase, regions across the United States face increasing competition to retain and attract the workers needed to fuel the maintenance and growth of their regional economies. Having a diverse workforce in which minority workers perceive that they can thrive is one key element in this... More