We began some of this thinking in Pittsburgh, where we got to seethe Rust Belt at close quarters.
Every few months an article comes out about how great Pittsburgh is, and how the conditions there are ripe for new commercial and social enterprises, as well as a great quality of life. It’s true, and that’s why we were originally doing Upstarter there – the conditions looked like being fertile for new things. The Atlantic Magazine thinks so too.
Pittsburgh has proven fertile soil for new companies, but the startup mentality may meet its match in a real town’s legacy problems.
We hope not, but time will tell.