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Travelers check in at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Want to turn Pittsburgh into a power player? Make flying to and from easier

Pittsburgh is drawing attention as a destination for food, investment, baseball, livability, charm, and retirement, despite air service to only 36 destinations from Pittsburgh International Airport. Officials maintain they're on a mission to increase air service.

Butler County resident Rob Pushak, 26, trains on a vertical mill on May 7 in the South Side of Pittsburgh, as part of a machinist training program held by New Century Careers in the BotsIQ building.

Millennials wanted as Boomers expected to leave a crater in the job market

The Pittsburgh area is attracting many highly educated Millennials, but what the region needs are younger people willing to look at manufacturing jobs.

Billy Epting, 27, chose a graduate program and research position at Carnegie Mellon University over offers from two other prestigious schools in the nation.

Pittsburgh's brain gain

The high number of advanced degrees among Pittsburgh's youngest workers combined with the big tech companies that have set up shop here has created a brain gain in the region. 

Christina Ailor, 27, graduated with a political science degree but has been unable to find a job where it applies. She works two part-time jobs and still has trouble making ends meet.

Underemployed, out of work

Underemployment affects 7.4 percent of Pennsylvanians in the Millennial age group, and about 4.4 percent of all Pennsylvanians, regardless of age, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis

Three lessons for making Pittsburgh affordable for artists

Funding, policy, persuasion and need are the keys to making artist housing affordable. Here, a how-to from cities like Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
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