Part 4: Pittsburgh, From Rust Belt Loser to Clean Energy Leader

Matthew Stepp November 5, 2013
November 5, 2013

In Part 4 of his series on Energy Innovation Across America, ITIF Senior Analyst Matthew Stepp takes a look at the key state policy drivers underpinning Pittsburgh's rise as a clean energy leader. After decades of economic hardship and uncertainty, southeastern Pennsylvania turned to building innovation capacity through smart public investments in research, start-ups, and workforce training. These investments have paid off as Pittsburgh is now a hub for clean energy research and emerging companies as well as a model regional energy innovation ecosystem.