How Pittsburgh went from steel town to innovation city

Pittsburgh skyline

Brookings expert Scott Andes discusses the findings of a new report from the Centennial Scholar Initiative, “Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city,” which examines how Pittsburgh was able to transform itself from a manufacturing economy to leader in global innovation and technology.

Also in this episode, Adie Tomer and Ranjitha Shivaram discuss broadband subscription rates in American neighborhoods in a new Metro Lens segment, and Ryan Nunn, policy director for the Hamilton Project, answers a question from one of our listeners.

Show Notes:

Capturing the next economy: Pittsburgh’s rise as a global innovation city

Why the future looks like Pittsburgh

Connect to compete: Philadelphia’s University City-Center City innovation district


Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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