Welcome to Pittsburgh!
The Greater Pittsburgh Region and its people have shaped the world’s history and economy for over 250 years. We continue to proudly show the world our remarkable economic and environmental transformation and why we are a region growing accustomed to hearing good news like most livable city, best housing market, best city to relocate to, city of champions and now, emerging energy leader! These accolades have helped put Pittsburgh in the global spotlight and contribute to an economy that’s outperforming the nation as a whole.
You’ll find that Western Pennsylvania reformed its economy around finance, information, engineering and healthcare. More people work in Greater Pittsburgh now than at the height of our steel-making past and higher paying jobs in the sciences and healthcare are being created at nearly twice the rate of the national average.
2013 is a very exciting time for Western Pennsylvania. You will read in this years Metroguide how the Pittsburgh region is now a national leader across important energy-related industries including coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind, and intelligent building. We are at the center of the Marcellus Shale, the second largest natural gas reserve in the world. These industries are now working together with government and higher education to innovate new energy-related solutions and continue to build on this foundation for a brighter future.
If you are new to this region, your task of changing foreign landscapes into familiar favorites can be daunting. This Metroguide has answers to your many questions. You’ll discover valuable information about Pittsburgh’s economy, healthcare, schools, housing and recreation facilities to assist you in making Pittsburgh your home.
We are proud to showcase the assets that make our region so special. Welcome to the community we are proud to call home.
We look forward to seeing you around town!
Kevin J. Gordon
President, Carson Publishing, Inc.