pittsburgh http://michiganradio.org en Pittsburgh and steel's lovechild - Gary, Indiana: Part 5 http://michiganradio.org/post/pittsburgh-and-steels-lovechild-gary-indiana-part-5 <p><strong>By Michael Puente, <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/">Changing Gears</a></strong></p><p>All this week, <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2010/11/15/changing-gears-presents-reinventing-pittsburgh-part-1/">Changing Gears</a> has been looking at reinventing Pittsburgh. We recently heard how Detroit has borrowed some of its ideas. In its final report, they head to Gary to see if this smaller Steel Town can learn from its industrial mother, Pittsburgh. They found old habits are hard to break.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:50:04 +0000 Mark Brush 358 at http://michiganradio.org Pittsburgh and steel's lovechild - Gary, Indiana: Part 5 Can Detroit use lessons from Pittsburgh? - Part 4 http://michiganradio.org/post/can-detroit-use-lessons-pittsburgh-part-4 <p>All week we’ve been looking at the <a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2010/11/15/changing-gears-presents-reinventing-pittsburgh-part-1/">reinvention of Pittsburgh</a>. Now, we move west to see whether the ideas that worked there can work in other places. One such city is Detroit.</p><p>Like Pittsburgh, Detroit has always faced a challenge in convincing its talented citizens to stay. Many business owners try to buck the odds and keep their businesses in the city, only to find the hurdles too high. Others find it is simply too daunting to head out on their own.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:37:42 +0000 Sarah Hulett 353 at http://michiganradio.org Can Detroit use lessons from Pittsburgh? - Part 4 Reinventing Pittsburgh: Part 3 http://michiganradio.org/post/reinventing-pittsburgh-part-3 <p>Pittsburgh is looking up these days. Many point to the steel mills turned into technology parks, or the slight uptick in population as signs that Pittsburgh could be a model for the rest of the industrial Midwest, but all this doesn’t mean Pittsburgh is out of the woods.</p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 20:34:37 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 339 at http://michiganradio.org Reinventing Pittsburgh: Part 3 Reinventing Pittsburgh: Part 2 http://michiganradio.org/post/reinventing-pittsburgh-part-2 <p>All this week, the Changing Gears team is looking at Reinventing Pittsburgh. The steel city is now more like the medical and technology city with hundreds of start up companies, a below average unemployment rate, and more jobs than during the height of the steel era. Not bad just three decades after its major industry collapsed. In Part 1, we described that remarkable transformation. In this story, we hear how it happened.</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:52:49 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 332 at http://michiganradio.org Reinventing Pittsburgh: Part 2 Reinventing Pittsburgh: Part 1 http://michiganradio.org/post/reinventing-pittsburgh-part-1 <p>The traditional industrial economy in the Midwest has been changing. When the steel mills in Pittsburgh shut down, people had to search for something new. Changing Gears has this first report in a series about the transformation taking place in Pittsburgh.</p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:00:15 +0000 Dan Bobkoff 324 at http://michiganradio.org Reinventing Pittsburgh: Part 1