In the 1980s, as today’s millennials were being born, Pittsburgh was being reborn.
Wiping away the dust that had settled from the crash of its once booming industrial past, the scrappy city developed a vision to optimize its resources. While the young generation grew into themselves, the “Steel City” grew as well, working to attract young talent to its world-renowned universities, stunning natural landscape, and friendly communities.
Today, after years of local universities losing graduates to larger cities, many bright, young professionals are deciding to stay and make Pittsburgh home.
Bridget Deely, a 23-year-old marketing professional at a Pittsburgh technology and design firm, says that while some bigger cities may have a “prove why you’re here” culture, Pittsburgh is extremely welcoming to career-oriented millennials, “from techie hipsters to corporate wonks" — and has a thriving job market to match.