How does steel city pop feel after the devastating storms?
When it rained, steel city popped up on our radar.
But the weather is back, and we are seeing its true power as it re-emerges, re-shaping our lives.
As the rain began to subside in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, the steel city became a magnet for commuters and tourists looking to explore the city, and an inspiration for our city’s residents who were struggling with the fallout from the storms.
Steel city pop became the unofficial slogan of the city as it took its place atop our list of “Best Places to Live in the U.S.”
Pittsburgh is the only city in America that still has its steel city, with an annual population of more than 16 million, but it is also the only one that has seen its population explode from 6 million to almost 20 million over the past three decades.
It is hard to say whether this has a direct impact on the city’s health, but many people I spoke with believe it has had a huge effect on its economy.
Many people said they were now able to earn a decent wage at a local steel plant, which has made Steel City pop a favorite stop for people looking to buy new cars and electronics.
It’s also been a popular tourist destination, with more than 7 million people visiting the city last year.
Now, the city is seeing a resurgence of its old businesses, as well.
As our sister site, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported last month, residents of the Steel City are making plans to reopen restaurants, theaters and bars that were closed for several months after the storms, with the hope that this will revive the once-booming economy.
“This is a city where you can come in and have a good time, and then you leave, and it’s like a vacation,” said David Williams, the owner of Williams and Co. and one of the owners of the newly reopened Diner & Bar.
“There’s a lot of people who have been looking at this for years now and thinking, ‘What is happening in Pittsburgh?’
But now we have a great opportunity.”
The Diner and Bar opened a few weeks ago, and the owners are optimistic that the town will reopen.
“Pittsburgh is the biggest comeback I’ve seen,” said Williams.
“I think it is just a matter of time.”
The economic rebound, combined with the city taking its rightful place atop the list of Best Places to Visit, may not come without a cost.
The Pittsburgh metropolitan area has the third highest per capita poverty rate in the country, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
In addition, the economic recession has put a damper on many people’s ability to afford new home purchases, which means that many are being forced to stay put.
The new economic climate also has been linked to a drop in overall employment and a higher rate of unemployment among people aged 65 and older, according a report from the Economic Policy Institute.
The economic impact on residents of Pittsburgh has been even more pronounced.
According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, unemployment has risen to 10.4 percent in the Pittsburgh metro area, and nearly a third of Pittsburgh’s residents are in the jobless rate, which stands at 15.4%.
According to Census Bureau data, the Pittsburgh area is home to one of seven counties that are still underwater in the unemployment rate, as more people are either working or actively seeking work.
The economy has also been affected by the floods.
As more people have been affected, more businesses have closed, with many businesses closing their doors as the storms receded.
According the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh has also seen a decline in tourism, with a drop of nearly 8 percent from April through June of last year compared to the same time last year, according the Pittsburgh Regional Chamber of Commerce.
That decline has been attributed to the weather, which was already causing problems for tourism in Pittsburgh, which relies on visitors to make up about 25 percent of the region’s $1.9 billion annual tourism revenue.
But according to data from the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Chamber of Industry, the economy of Pittsburgh was the fourth-most important to the economic growth of the state in the first quarter of 2016, after the natural disasters and economic downturn.
“The city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding region has been hit hard by the natural disaster and economic devastation of the storms and fires, but we’re just coming back from it and are enjoying a good recovery,” said Phil Stinson, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Region Chamber of Industries.
“Our members are confident that we’ll see a continued economic recovery and that the business community will see an uptick in the amount of people coming to Pittsburgh, and that’s what’s driving this renaissance.”
The rebirth of Steel City Pop has been welcomed by many, but residents of Steel city say it has also impacted them negatively.
In an interview with The Huffington Post last week, a man in his early 40s who had been a resident of the steel town for 30 years told The Huffington Press that he