Grant funds tech job growth outside Silicon Valley

Grant funds tech job growth outside Silicon Valley

One America Works, a nonprofit that helps high-growth companies find the right cities for expansion, received a $1 million grant over two years from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Source: Axios: Exclusive: Grant funds tech job growth outside Silicon...
Pittsburgh Adds Tech Jobs after Amazon Proposal

Pittsburgh Adds Tech Jobs after Amazon Proposal

A venture capitalist is working with a city passed over for Amazon’s HQ2 to use its secretive proposal to bring other tech companies to roost. Source: Business Insider: Pittsburgh Adds Tech Jobs Amazon Proposal
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...