This Is 1 of Only 3 Major US Cities in Recovery
Pittsburgh, Dallas, Knoxville the only ones currently in economic recovery
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Pittsburgh is just one of three metropolitan areas in the United States to be considered in economic recovery now.   (Derek.cashman: from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pittsburgh_view-from-incline_sm.jpg)

(Newser) – Everybody knows the US economy has been struggling since the recession ended in 2009. But just how bad are things? Of the United States' 76 major metropolitan areas, just three are in economic recovery now, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution, reports Reuters. That may seem terrible, but it's up from last year, when zero were classified as in recovery. All three cities—Knoxville, Tennessee; Dallas, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—have strong local service industries as well as banking and finance institutions that cater to certain industries.

"There is no single industry that can help, but there is an industrial structure that can help you grow year to year," says a Brookings fellow. "More and more metropolitan areas are looking at the export sector, at foreign investors, at infrastructure." Other studies, however, indicate recoveries may be speeding up around the country. A report by IHS predicts more than 75 metropolitan areas will be back to pre-recession employment levels by the end of 2014.

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RAD45
Dec 2, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Assuming these number are a correct, the sentence... "a report by IHS predicts more than 75 metropolitan areas will be back to pre-recession employment levels by the end of 2014" is probably causing a stroke at the GOP Headquarters. It goes against the prevailing thought on the Right that Obama is turning the US into a socialist state (whatever THAT means) and our economy is still going down the tubes! So, if the economy is coming back despite the GOP-Tea Party's best efforts to screw Obama's terms in office, what's gonna happen in the 2014 mid-term elections? Just askin...
Marenelli
Dec 1, 2012 8:52 AM CST
Las Vegas is making a comeback too. Housing prices are on the rise, Plus people are relocating to Vegas from California due to the high taxes.
bubbahotep
Nov 30, 2012 7:10 PM CST
That's because it's Steeler country.