Is Pittsburgh Tech Scene the Next Silicon Valley

Is Pittsburgh Tech Scene the Next Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is facing an exodus of young employees. Here’s why one tech investor is betting on Pittsburgh to take up the mantle. Source: Business Insider: Is Pittsburgh Tech Scene the Next Silicon Valley
Skilled-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence

Skilled-Biased Technical Change and Regional Convergence

Between 1940 and 1980 the wage gap between poorer U.S. cities and richer ones was shrinking at an annual rate of roughly 1.4%. After 1980, however, there was no further regional conver- gence overall. This paper quantifies the contributions of skill-biased technical...
U.S. Cluster Mapping

U.S. Cluster Mapping

“The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is used by governments, economic developers, and businesses to understand and shape the competitive landscape for a wide range of industries.  These data are being put in the hands of local officials, who are using the...
Geographic gaps are widening while U.S. economic growth increases

Geographic gaps are widening while U.S. economic growth increases

CNN’s Ron Brownstein posted a strong comment this morning on the spatial politics of economic power, using data from Brookings on the nation’s uneven growth map. Brownstein doubts that the current … Source: Geographic gaps are widening while U.S. economic growth...