A new Brookings Institution report lauds the Pittsburgh area as one of only a handful of North American communities to have recovered from the international recession.
Pittsburgh, Dallas and Knoxville, Tenn., joined the Canadian cities of Edmonton and Vancouver in the study, Global MetroMonitor 2012.
The findings were based on employment numbers and other economic data.
"Pittsburgh has turned the corner and is the national example of how to grow jobs and innovate, despite a challenging national economy," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said in a statement. "Currently, there are more people employed in Pittsburgh than ever before ... But there is still much more work to be done to ensure that Pittsburgh grows even more jobs and remains America's 'most livable' city for years to come."region - businessnews
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