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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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Girls of Steel compete in the FIRST Robotics competition.

Planting the seed: Local organizations create opportunities for girls interested in STEM careers

In America, women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields, but several Pittsburgh organizations are working to change the statistics. Through mentorship and hands-on experience these local programs are working to pave the way for a more gender balanced generation of STEM professionals.

Toby Greenwalt

Where old-timey and online collide: A Q&A with Toby Greenwalt, CLP's director of digital strategy

From his blog, TheAnalogDivide.com to his new gig as the first ever director of digital strategy at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Toby Greenwalt is shaking the conservative librarian stereotype by using his interest in technology to keep the public library relevant to communities.

Nicole Aquillano

There's no place like home: A Q&A with Pittsburgh-born ceramic artist Nicole Aquillano

The Society For Contemporary Craft's summer resident, Nicole Aquillano, creates usable, ceramic art deeply rooted in place. Her inspiration comes from a longing she often feels for the home where she grew up in Beaver County.

Dan Rugh and his Children

Local biz in da' Burgh: A Q&A with Dan Rugh of Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the perfect example of the Pittsburgh startup dream—an entrepreneurial web designer made good. Learn more about how Dan Rugh translated tech and design skills into a successful branding firm and silk screen press.

Chris Hale

Q&A: Chris Hale of Victory Media talks about what's next for veterans returning home

With five media brands under the Victory Media umbrella, Hale and his troops are working to help veterans bridge the gap between active duty and active employment.
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