Unweaving a Tangled Web: Local Trends and Regional Challenges in Allegheny County
Key findings:--The economies of Pittsburgh and other communities in Allegheny County depend on each other, especially from an employment perspective. --On average, only 13 percent of the residents work in the same town where they live. --For 114 municipalities in the county, 80 cents of every dollar earned comes from other locales. --Pittsburgh is the economic engine of the region, contributing over 30 percent of the earnings of people in about half of the county's municipalities. --Communities can benefit if they work together to bring jobs into the county rather than compete with each other for those jobs.
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- Year: 2005
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