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The Talent Dividend


The Talent Dividend is a calculation of how much economic impact college grads have on a city. By increasing the number of college graduates in Pittsburgh by one percentage point of our population, $1.8 billion would be generated in personal incomes, or revenue. That's like attracting a billion dollar company to this region. The best way to measure the economic success of a city is per capita income and the simple most direct connection of per capita income is college attainment, says CEOs for Cities, the group that created the Talent Dividend initiative.

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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

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13 ideas for your city from the first-ever Urban Innovation Exchange

Last week, a group of innovators behind small scale, place-based projects around the country convened in Detroit and talked about what works in their cities, sharing stories of success, failure, hard work and creativity.

Putting the Rust Belt on the map

Adroit Detroit and the re-branding of the Rust Belt

Fresh from the Urban Innovation Exchange in Detroit, writer Elizabeth Daley explains the real deal behind the Rust Belt.

Robin Fusco takes notes during the first residency.

Point Park University's new low-residency MFA program attracts students from around the world

Point Park University's new Master of Fine Arts program in screen- and playwriting allows students to benefit from Pittsburgh's rich cultural history without leaving their hometown.

Matthew Buccholz displays his inventory at his home in Friendship.

Alternate Histories: Q&A with pop artist Matthew Buchholz

A love of sci-fi kitsch led Brooklynite-turned-Pittsburgher Matthew Buchholz to populate historic, public domain images with space creatures and UFO for a line of cards and posters. Now, he's gotten his hands on some old film scripts that he's turned into pocket-sized editions with the help of Kickstarter.
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