Christopher Briem



NPR/Marketplace: Could the Steel City become a silicon city?, by Nova Safo, David Brancaccio and Rose Conlon, September 8, 2021

Ideastream Public Media (Ohio Public Radio): Why Is Pittsburgh's Economy Greater Than Cleveland's?, histed by Rachel Rood, August 5, 2021

La Libre (Belgium): Pittsburgh, cette ville américaine qui prend une revanche sur le sort, by Maxence Dozin, July 18, 2021

ARD (German Public Radio): Renaissance des Rust Belt - Was ist aus Trumps Wahlkampfversprechen geworden?, by Julia Kastein, October, 2020

Los Angeles Times: Pennsylvania hit by more jobless claims than any other U.S. state, by David Shribman, March 28, 2020

Wall Street Journal: Pennsylvania, With Most Jobless Claims in U.S., Could Foretell High Numbers Elsewhere, by Kris Maher and Eric Morath, March 27, 2020

Grist: Why is bus ridership falling almost everywhere except Pittsburgh?, by Eve Andrews, June 27, 2019

Governing: The Economic Reality That’s Splitting the Country Apart, by Alan Greenblatt, January 29, 2020

National Public Radio (audio): Looking for a luxury apartment? Try Pittsburgh, by Erica Beras, April 20, 2018

Seattle Times: Amid bidding war for Amazon HQ2, Pittsburgh debates trade-offs, by Matt Day, March 16, 2018

AFP (France): In steel country, a thumbs up to Trump's tariffs, March 9, 2018

Globe and Mail: Trump’s tariff gambit to face first political test in heart of steel country, by David Shribman, March 4, 2018

Wall Street Journal:  As Trump Points to Pittsburgh, Steel City Embraces Paris Accord, by Tim Hanrahan and Kris Maher, June 2, 2017

La Croix (France): À Pittsburgh, la douloureuse mutation post-industrielle, by François d’Alançon, October 7, 2016

Bloomberg: Pittsburgh Seems Cool, But Its Numbers Aren't So Hot, by Justin Fox, September 12, 2016

Global Risk Insights: Pittsburgh makes its mark as an international city, by Chris Solomon, April 19, 2015

CNN Money/CNN International (Video/Interview) Pittsburgh's Robot Renaissance, November 2014

Governing: The Progress and the Promise of Pittsburgh's Turnaround, by Alan Greenblatt, November 2014

Crain's Cleveland Business, Cleveland's Brain Drain hysteria breeds bad policy, by Richey Piiparinen, October 27, 2014

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Germany), Pittsburghs radikale Transformation, by Christoph Eisenring, July 26, 2014. Shaking off the Rust, by Joel Kotkin, June 5, 2014 The Political makeover of a Rust Belt City, by Jim O'Toole, February 4, 2014.

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Cleveland's young adult workforce ranks among the brightest in America, by Robert L. Smith, April 18, 2014.

Pacific Standard: China's Pittsburgh Moment, by Jim Russel, October 17, 2013.

Baltimore Sun: What Steel City can teach Charm City,  by Lionel Foster, February 21, 2013.

New York Times: Pittsburgh's Time of Transition, by Nathaniel Popper, February 15, 2013. Aging America, by Joel Kotkin, December 14, 2012.

Next American City: Ace in the Allegheny, by Matt Bevilacqua, November 19, 2012.

Wall Street Journal: A Fading Vision of the Old World; Western Pennsylvania's Carpatho-Russians Cling to a Celebration of Their Heritage, by John W. Miller, July 10, 2012.

Michigan Future: Attracting Talent, April 23, 2012.

Stateline (Pew Charitable Trust): Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, a tale of two deep-in-debt cities, by Stephen Fehr, October 20, 2011.

USA Today: Philadelphia gains, Pittsburgh shrinks, by Larry Copeland, March 10, 2011.

Associated Press: Census: Philly population up, Pittsburgh's is down, by Kathy Matheson, March 10, 2011.

Keystone Edge: Pittsburgh Wins: Economic Data Suggests Recent Gains in Western PA Jobs, Investment, by Joe Petrucci, March 15, 2011.

Wall Street Journal: Pittsburgh Plays Pension Defense, By Kris Maher and  Jeannette Neumann, February 5, 2011.

Sports Illustrated: The Heart Of Football Beats In Aliquippa, by S.L. Price, January 31, 2011.

New York Times: For Pittsburgh, There’s Life After Steel, By David Streitfeld, January 7, 2009

The Baltimore Sun: Lost 'Fortune' - Constellation sale would leave Baltimore without a '500' company, By Jean Marbella and Jamie Smith Hopkins, May 01, 2011.

Voice of America: Pittsburgh's Renewal Draws a New Wave of Immigrants, by Kane Farabaugh, 24 September 2009

Der Westen (Germany): Pittsburgh, Symbol für wirtschaftlichen Wandel, by Thomas Spang; September 24, 2009;

Washington Post: Pittsburgh Shows How the Rust Belt Can Be Polished Up, by Alexi Moustrous; September 24, 2009

NPR/Morning Edition: G-20 Summit Lets Pittsburgh Show Off City After Steel. Scott Horsley; September 24, 2009.

Financial Times: New Industries More than Eds and Meds, by Sarah Murray; September 23, 2009

Los Angeles Times: With G-20, Pittsburgh gets its 15 minutes, by Bob Drogin; September 23, 2009.

Daily Mail (UK): Pittsburgh, a city which was reborn in the USA, by Sam Fleming; September 23, 2009

Bloomberg: Pittsburgh’s Economic Revival, Bond Debt Offer Lessons to G-20, by Michael Mckee. September 22, 2009.

NPR Marketplace: Pittsburgh shakes off its rust and grows, by Rico Gagliano; September 22, 2009

NPR Marketplace: Ode to the Rust Belt, by Scott Jagow; September 22, 2009

Financial Times: Obama's exemplar: from depressed steel town to diversified economy, by Justin Baer; Sept. 21, 2009

Financial Times: A Pattern Emerges, by Chris Giles; September 20, 2009 Reborn Pittsburgh’s Moment in the Sun, by Kris Mamula; September 21, 2009

The Economist: Cities and their deficits: Staring into the abyss, May 28, 2009

Hamilton Spectator (Canada): Hamilton: More than steel, TVO panel says city will rebound and diversify; May 22, 2009

TV Ontario - The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Hamilton Without Steel, TV Ontario; May 21, 2009

San Diego Union-Tribune: Pittsburgh fans' loyalty stronger than steel, by Tim Sullivan; January 11, 2009

Interview: OnQ, WQED TV, Pittsburgh, PA; November 6, 2008.

Forbes: America’s Melting Pots on Ice, by Lauren Sherman; September 23, 2008. Economy on the mind of PA Voters. April 14 and April 22, 2008

Bloomberg Radio: Interview: On the Economy with Tom Keene; April 22 2008.

ARD (German Public Radio): Gebeutelt von der Globalisierung Wirtschaft dominiert Pennsylvanias Vorwah; April 2008

PBS - The Newshour with Jim Lehrer: Economy Weighs on Minds of Pittsburgh Voters.(Video); April 21, 2008

Le Monde (France): Pittsburgh, ex-"steel city", a su s'adapter après la crise sidérurgique et attire les jeunes; April 21, 2008

PBS - Nightly Business Report : Economic Choices 2008 – Housing and Pennsylvania; April 18, 2008

NPR - All Things Considered: McCain Calls for Suspending Federal Gas Tax (Audio) ; April 15, 2008.

Wall Street Journal: Driving Hard for Keystone Prize, by Kris Maher and Timothy Aeppel; March 31, 2008

New York Times : As Deaths Outpace Births, Cities Adjust, by Sam Roberts and Sean D. Hamill; March 18, 2008

New York Times: Economic Picture Is Mixed in Pennsylvania, by Katharine Q. Seelye and John M. Broder; Mar. 8, 2008

Pittsburgh City Paper: Interview, by Chris Potter; August 23, 2007

Time Magazine: Homeward Bound, by Dan Kadlec; April 12, 2007,

The Economist: How Now Brown Town, September 14, 2006.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Commonalities of Seattle, Pittsburgh, by Bill Virgin; January 26, 2006

Stateline: Baby boomers augur old age, new needs, by Christine Vestal; October 2005

Brand Eins(Germany): Open for Innovation Episode 3: Pittsburgh. by Steffan Heuer; May 2005

American Radioworks - American Public Radio: The Rustbelt, Again.

Slate: The Big Sandy: Obscure Economic Indicators Pt. 4, Central Appalachian Coal Futures, by Daniel Gross; September 10, 2004

Associated Press: Pittsburgh draws well-educated immigrants. June 19, 2004.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Optimistic Contrarian (Profile), by Clarke Thomas; June 2, 2004.

New York Times: Penguins Take Precipitous Fall From the Top, by Joe Lapointe; February 5, 2004.

Associated Press: City keeps its young, can't bring them in. September 28, 2003.

Philadelphia Inquirer: When it Comes to the Economy, Nothing is Always True, by Andrew Cassel; October 28, 2002.

Associated Press: US Airways layoffs, cutbacks could be costly to state's economy. November 2004.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Pa. will be more like rest of U.S., by Andrew Cassel; October 4, 2002.





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