According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau figures, less than 6 percent of businesses that were open in the Pittsburgh metro area in 2014 were new businesses — or startups. Compared to cities of similar size, like St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as other major metros, Pittsburgh is lagging.
Only 9 percent of journalists in Pittsburgh are black, Hispanic or Asian, according to a new survey by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. That's far less diverse than the city as a whole, which is 24 percent black, 3 percent Hispanic and 6 percent Asian.
Pittsburgh ranked 13th out of America’s 600 largest cities for the percentage of young adults aged 18 to 34 living alone, according to new data released Thursday in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 1-year American Community Survey. Pittsburgh also ranked 45th in terms of the percentage of young adults living with roommates.
The state has a history of residents fighting to keep bottled water companies out of their backyards. Only now are legislators starting to consider proposals to charge these big companies more for withdrawing the state's natural resource.