Rust Belt cities, like Pittsburgh, trying to lure more immigrants

Long before Detroit’s meltdown, there was Pittsburgh’s.

“It’s a pretty safe bet that Pittsburgh suffered the worst economic setback of any region in the United States in the second half of the 20th century,” said Bill Flanagan, who is helping spearhead development here with theAllegheny Conference on Community Development. “By 1983, the metro unemployment rate here was over 18 percent.”…Read more.