Commentary: Hispanic population growth raises regional economic, cultural gains

In the 12 years that I have resided in Pittsburgh, I have witnessed the increase in “things Hispanic” firsthand — from new restaurants as well as hearing the Spanish language spoken more often on the streets. However, the Latino population in the region is 1. 6 percent. That is in comparison to Pennsylvania (5.7 percent) and the U.S. (16.3 percent — the largest ethnic population in our country)…Read more.