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City Vitals 2.0: How does Pittsburgh stack up?
TRACY CERTO | WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
First some good news: Pittsburgh is ranked #8 against 50 other U.S. cities in the number of people 25 years and older with a college degree (40.5%), according to the City Vitals 2.0 report issued last week.
College attainment is one of the most important indicators when it comes to the economic success of a city. By comparison, while Pittsburgh ranks fairly high, Boston fares much better at #1 with 54.3% while Las Vegas clocks in last with only 20.1%.
This is just one category of more than two dozen presented in the City Vitals 2.0 report, a "signature research framework" from CEOs for Cities, a network of urban leaders from various sectors across the country. Their focus is working toward best practices, smart research and good ideas in making cities more economically successful.
While cities are viewed as the engines of the national economy, City Vitals is a benchmarking tool to take stock of city performance relative to other cities in the areas that matter the most: connections, innovation, talent and distinctiveness.